Dilacerate
Dilacerate Di*lac"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilacerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilacerating}.] [L. dilaceratus, p. p. of dilacerare to tear apart; di- = dis- + lacerare to tear.] To rend asunder; to tear to pieces. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • dilacerate — index rend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dilacerate — v.t.; ated [L. dis, apart; lacera, torn] To tear to pieces; tear apart …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dilacerate — /di las euh rayt , duy /, v.t., dilacerated, dilacerating. to tear apart or to pieces. [1375 1425; late ME (adj.) < L dilaceratus torn to pieces (ptp. of dilacerare), equiv. to di DI 2 + laceratus torn; see LACERATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dilacerate — verb To rend asunder; to tear to pieces. See Also: dilaceration …   Wiktionary

  • dilacerate — v. a. Tear, lacerate, rend, rend asunder …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dilacerate — di·lacerate …   English syllables

  • dilacerate — /dəˈlæsəreɪt/ (say duh lasuhrayt), /daɪ / (say duy ) verb (t) (dilacerated, dilacerating) to rend asunder; tear in pieces. {Latin dīlacerātus, past participle} –dilaceration /dəlæsəˈreɪʃən/ (say duhlasuh rayshuhn), /daɪ / (say duy ), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • dilacerate — (ˈ)dī, də̇+ transitive verb Etymology: Latin dilaceratus, past participle of dilacerare, from di (from dis apart) + lacerare to tear more at dis , lacerate : to tear apart or in pieces …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dilacerated — Dilacerate Di*lac er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilacerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilacerating}.] [L. dilaceratus, p. p. of dilacerare to tear apart; di = dis + lacerare to tear.] To rend asunder; to tear to pieces. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilacerating — Dilacerate Di*lac er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilacerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilacerating}.] [L. dilaceratus, p. p. of dilacerare to tear apart; di = dis + lacerare to tear.] To rend asunder; to tear to pieces. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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