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lacerating


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacerate  \Lac"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lacerated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Lacerating}  (?>).]  [L.  laceratus,  p.  p.  of  lacerare 
  to  lacerate,  fr  lacer  mangled,  lacerated;  cf  Gr  ?  a  rent, 
  rending,  ?  to  tear;  perh.  akin  to  E.  slay.] 
  To  tear;  to  rend;  to  separate  by  tearing;  to  mangle;  as  to 
  lacerate  the  flesh.  Hence:  To  afflict;  to  torture;  as  to 
  lacerate  the  heart. 




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