AskDefine | Define lacerate

Dictionary Definition

lacerate adj
1 irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn; "lacerate leaves"
2 having edges that are jagged from injury [syn: lacerated, mangled, torn]

Verb

1 cut or tear irregularly
2 deeply hurt the feelings of; distress; "his lacerating remarks"

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English

Etymology

Verb

  1. To tear, rip or wound.

Italian

Verb

lacerate
  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, lacerare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, lacerare#Italian|lacerare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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