Lacerate

Definition of Lacerate

Lac´er`ate
v. t.1.To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to lacerate the flesh.
[imp. & p. p. Lacerated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lacerating ( ).]
p. a.1.Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound.
By each other's fury lacerate
- Southey.
2.(Bot. & Zool.) Jagged, or slashed irregularly, at the end, or along the edge.

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