adjective see lacerate I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lacerative — Lac er*a*tive, a. Lacerating, or having the power to lacerate; as, lacerative humors. Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lacerative — adj. tending to tear or rip; tending to damage or injure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lacerative — lac·er·a·tive …   English syllables

  • lacerative — adjective see lacerate II …   Useful english dictionary

  • lacerate — I. transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin laceratus, past participle of lacerare to tear; akin to Greek lakis tear Date: 15th century 1. to tear or rend roughly ; wound jaggedly 2. to cause sharp mental or emotional… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boxing — boxing1 /bok sing/, n. 1. the material used to make boxes or casings. 2. a boxlike enclosure; casing. 3. an act or instance of putting into or furnishing with a box. [1510 20; BOX1 + ING1] boxing2 /bok sing/, n. the act, technique, or profession… …   Universalium

  • lacerate — lacerable, adj. lacerability /las euhr euh bil i tee/, n. lacerative /las euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, adj. v. /las euh rayt /; adj. /las euh rayt , euhr it/, v., lacerated, lacerating, adj. v.t. 1. to tear roughly; mangle: The barbed wire… …   Universalium

  • lacerate — verb (t) /ˈlæsəreɪt / (say lasuhrayt) (lacerated, lacerating) 1. to tear roughly; mangle: to lacerate the flesh. 2. to hurt: to lacerate a person s feelings. –adjective /ˈlæsəreɪt / (say lasuhrayt), / rət/ (say ruht) 3. lacerated. {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lacerate —   v.t. tear; mangle; wound.    ♦ laceration, n.    ♦ lacerative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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