laceration

[las-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear.
2.
the act of lacerating.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin lacerātiōn- (stem of lacerātiō). See lacerate, -ion

self-laceration, noun
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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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laceration
1590s, from L. lacerationem, noun of action from lacerare (see lacerate).
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laceration lac·er·a·tion (lās'ə-rā'shən)
n.

  1. A jagged wound or cut.

  2. The process or act of tearing tissue.

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Example sentences
He was also treated during surgery for a scalp laceration.
One was beaten, suffering a laceration of the forehead, and the other was stabbed in the back.
He suffered a laceration above his left eye, but remained on the bench and wanted to return.
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