Lacerate definition

lăsə-rāt
To cause deep emotional pain to; distress.
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Lacerate is defined as tear up or wound.

An example of lacerate is to make someone bleed with a whip.

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To rip, cut, or tear.
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Torn; mangled.
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Wounded.
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Having jagged, deeply cut edges.

Lacerate leaves.

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To tear jaggedly; mangle (something soft, as flesh)
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To wound or hurt (someone's feelings, etc.) deeply; distress.
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Torn; mangled.
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(bot.) Having jagged edges.
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To rip, cut, or tear.
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Torn; mangled.
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Wounded.
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To tear, rip or wound.
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To thoroughly defeat; to thrash.
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(botany) Jagged, as if torn or lacerated.

The bract at the base is dry and papery, often lacerate near its apex.

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Origin of lacerate

  • Middle English laceraten from Latin lacerāre lacerāt- from lacer torn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English laceraten, from Latin lacerātus, past participle of lacerō.

    From Wiktionary