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lacerate

lac·er·ate

lacerate

 
pronunciation:
lae s reIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lacerated, lacerates, lacerating
definition 1: to rip, mangle, or injure by tearing or ripping.
synonyms:
mangle, tear
similar words:
deface, hurt, injure, mutilate, rend, rip, wound
definition 2: to distress or deeply injure the feelings of.
synonyms:
distress, rend
similar words:
agonize, cut, hurt, injure, tear, torment
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: torn, mangled, or injured by tearing or cutting; lacerated.
synonyms:
mangled
similar words:
gashed
definition 2: with deeply cut, rough edges.
a lacerate leaf
similar words:
jagged, ragged, serrated
derivations: lacerable (adj.), lacerative (adj.), lacerability (n.)