lacerate

  • 1 Lacerate — Lac er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lacerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lacerating}.] [L. laceratus, p. p. of lacerare to lacerate, fr. lacer mangled, lacerated; cf. Gr. ? a rent, rending, ? to tear; perh. akin to E. slay.] To tear; to rend; to separate by …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Lacerate — Lac er*ate, Lacerated Lac er*a ted, p. a. [L. laceratus, p. p.] 1. Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound. [1913 Webster] By each other s fury lacerate Southey. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Jagged, or slashed irregularly, at the end,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 lacerate — index damage, harrow, lancinate, mutilate, rend, sever Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 lacerate — (v.) early 15c., from L. laceratus, pp. of lacerare tear to pieces, mangle, figuratively, to slander, censure, abuse, from lacer torn, mangled, from PIE root *lek to rend, tear (Cf. Gk. lakis tatter, rag, lakizein to tear to pieces; Rus. lochma… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 lacerate — [v] tear, cut; wound claw, gash, harm, hurt, injure, jag, lance, maim, mangle, mutilate, puncture, rend, rip, score, serrate, slash, stab, torment, torture; concepts 137,176,214,220,246 …

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  • 6 lacerate — ► VERB ▪ tear or deeply cut (the flesh or skin). DERIVATIVES laceration noun. ORIGIN Latin lacerare, from lacer torn …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 lacerate — [las′ər āt΄; ] for adj. [, las′ərit, las′ərāt΄] vt. lacerated, lacerating [< L laceratus, pp. of lacerare, to tear < lacer, lacerated < IE base * lēk , to tear > Gr lakis, a tatter] 1. to tear jaggedly; mangle (something soft, as… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 lacerate — UK [ˈlæsəreɪt] / US [ˈlæsəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms lacerate : present tense I/you/we/they lacerate he/she/it lacerates present participle lacerating past tense lacerated past participle lacerated formal to make a deep cut in someone s… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 lacerate — verb To tear, rip or wound …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 lacerate — lac·er·ate las ə .rāt vt, at·ed; at·ing to tear or rend roughly: wound jaggedly <a lacerated spleen> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 lacerate — Synonyms and related words: abrade, afflict, agonize, ail, bark, bite, blemish, bloody, break, burn, chafe, check, chip, claw, convulse, crack, craze, crucify, cut, defoliate, denude, dismember, distress, draw and quarter, excruciate, fester,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 lacerate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. tear, mangle; harrow, distress. See pain. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To tear] Syn. slash, rip (open), stab; see break 1 , cut 2 . 2. [To injure] Syn. wound, harm, maim; see hurt 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 lacerate — la|ce|rate [ˈlæsəreıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of lacerare to tear ] 1.) to cut skin deeply with something sharp ▪ His fingers were badly lacerated by the broken glass. 2.) to criticize someone very strongly =… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 lacerate — lac|er|ate [ læsə,reıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to make a deep cut in someone s flesh …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 lacerate — [[t]læ̱səreɪt[/t]] lacerates, lacerating, lacerated VERB If something lacerates your skin, it cuts it badly and deeply. [V n] Its claws lacerated his thighs. [Also V] Derived words: lacerated ADJ GRADED She was suffering from a badly lacerated… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 lacerate — lac·er·ate || læsÉ™reɪt v. tear, mangle, rip; injure, hurt (emotionally or physically) adj. torn, ripped, mangled; injured, damaged; jagged …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 lacerate — [ lasəreɪt] verb tear or deeply cut (the flesh or skin). Derivatives laceration noun Origin ME: from L. lacerat , lacerare mangle , from lacer torn …

    English new terms dictionary