lacerated

[las-uh-rey-tid]
adjective
1.
mangled; jagged; torn.
2.
pained; wounded; tortured: lacerated sensibilities.
3.
Botany, Zoology. having the edge variously cut as if torn into irregular segments, as a leaf.

Origin:
1600–10; lacerate + -ed2

unlacerated, adjective
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lacerate

[v. las-uh-reyt; adj. las-uh-reyt, -er-it]
verb (used with object), lacerated, lacerating.
1.
to tear roughly; mangle: The barbed wire lacerated his hands.
2.
to distress or torture mentally or emotionally; wound deeply; pain greatly: His bitter criticism lacerated my heart.
adjective

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin lacerātus, past participle of lacerāre to tear up (derivative of lacer mangled); see -ate1

lacerable, adjective
lacerability [las-er-uh-bil-i-tee] , noun
lacerative [las-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] , adjective
self-lacerating, adjective
unlacerating, adjective


1. rend. See maim.
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lacerate
 
vb
1.  to tear (the flesh, etc) jaggedly
2.  to hurt or harrow (the feelings, etc)
 
adj
3.  having edges that are jagged or torn; lacerated: lacerate leaves
 
[C16: from Latin lacerāre to tear, from lacer mangled]
 
'lacerable
 
adj
 
lacera'bility
 
n
 
lacer'ation
 
n
 
'lacerative
 
adj

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lacerate
1590s, from L. laceratus, pp. of lacerare "tear to pieces, mangle," from lacer "torn, mangled," from PIE base *leq- "to rend" (cf. Gk. lakis "tatter, rag," lakizein "to tear to pieces;" Rus. lochma "rag, tatter, scrap;" Albanian lakur "naked"). Related: Lacerated; lacerating.
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lacerate lac·er·ate (lās'ə-rāt')
v. lac·er·at·ed, lac·er·at·ing, lac·er·ates
To rip, cut, or tear. adj. (-rĭt, -rāt')

  1. Torn; mangled.

  2. Wounded.

lacerated adj.
Cut or wounded in a jagged manner.

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Example sentences
He apparently lacerated his in a high school football game.
Many of the living are lacerated along their legs and necks, suggesting sheer
  panic as they tried to climb out of their stalls.
Startled, she fled, leaving our fearless leader with a badly lacerated face-a
  scar that he continues to wear today.
The medical examiner found that she had been beaten so badly her liver was
  lacerated.
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