Lacerate is defined as tear up or wound.(verb)
An example of lacerate is to make someone bleed with a whip.
See lacerate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L laceratus, pp. of lacerare, to tear < lacer, lacerated < IE base *lēk-, to tear > Gr lakis, a tatter
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transitive verb lac·er·at·ed, lac·er·at·ing, lac·er·ates
Origin: Middle English laceraten
Origin: , from Latin lacerāre, lacerāt-
Origin: , from lacer, torn.
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