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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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Word Origin & History

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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Medical Dictionary

lacerated adj.
Cut or wounded in a jagged manner.

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