Definition of Lacerate

1. Verb. Cut or tear irregularly.

Generic synonyms: Bust, Rupture, Snap, Tear
Derivative terms: Laceration, Laceration

2. Adjective. Irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn. "Lacerate leaves"
Exact synonyms: Lacerated
Similar to: Rough

3. Verb. Deeply hurt the feelings of; distress. "His lacerating remarks"
Generic synonyms: Bruise, Hurt, Injure, Offend, Spite, Wound
Derivative terms: Laceration

4. Adjective. Having edges that are jagged from injury.
Exact synonyms: Lacerated, Mangled, Torn
Similar to: Injured

Definition of Lacerate

1. v. t. 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.

2. p. a. Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound.

Definition of Lacerate

1. Verb. To tear, rip or wound. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Jagged, as if torn or lacerated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lacerate

1. to tear roughly [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Lacerate

1. To cut. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacerate

lacebark
lacebarks
laced
laced-up
laceless
lacelike
lacemaker
lacemakers
lacemaking
laceman
lacemen
lacepod
lacer
lacerable
lacerant
lacerate (current term)
lacerated
lacerated foramen
lacerater
laceraters
lacerates
lacerating
laceratingly
laceration
lacerations
lacerative
laceries
lacers
lacert
lacerta

Literary usage of Lacerate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"Oj. ^lacerate for two hours, and strain.— Ph. Ü. S.) Dose, ... ni & carminative. lacerate for nn hour, and strain.—Ph. D. and US) Dose, ..."

2. Catalogue of the African Plants by William Philip Hiern, Alfred Barton Rendle, Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch (1898)
"smallest, scarious and often lacerate-ciliolate at the tip, extending to the base of the capitula; flowers yellow ; involucral scales about 15, ..."

3. The Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Pa.) Marshall College (Mercersburg (1852)
"... attempt to create heresy and so to lacerate and waste the flock of Christ, the rest may bring help and as good and compassionate pastors gather pastors, ..."

4. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"late, long-lacerate or split to below the middle, erect when dry; annulus very broad, of a triple row ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations by Frank Hastings Hamilton (1875)
"When necessary, circumduction is practiced to lacerate the capsule more completely. Reduction by extension dates from a period equally early with reduction ..."

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