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]

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • dilaceration — /di las euh ray sheuhn, duy /, n. 1. the act of dilacerating. 2. the state of being dilacerated. 3. Dentistry. displacement in the position of a developing tooth, resulting in angulation or distortion. [1375 1425; late ME < LL dilaceration (s. of …   Universalium

  • dilaceration — noun The act or process of dilacerating; tearing to pieces …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • dilaceration — (|)dī, də̇+ noun Etymology: Late Latin dilaceration , dilaceratio, from Latin dilaceratus + ion , io ion 1. : the action of dilacerating or the state of being dilacerated 2. : injury (as partial fracture) of a developing tooth resulting in a… …   Useful english dictionary

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