the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear.
the act of lacerating.

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

self-laceration, noun Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

1590s, from L. lacerationem, noun of action from lacerare (see lacerate).
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Medical Dictionary

laceration lac·er·a·tion (lās'ə-rā'shən)

  1. A jagged wound or cut.

  2. The process or act of tearing tissue.

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Example sentences
X-rays of the mummy reveal no broken bones, and a visual inspection found no
  lethal lacerations.
His body bore the stigmata of a free and fair election: deep lacerations on his
  back and legs.
True, without the face mask, you might see more broken noses and face
Ultimately, he had to be brought to a hospital for treatment of lacerations to
  his face.
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