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laceration

lac·er·a·tion

laceration

 
pronunciation:
lae s reI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rough, jagged tear or injury, esp. a wound or cut.
The lacerations to the patient's face had been caused by flying glass.
similar words:
slash, wound
definition 2: the act of lacerating or the condition of having been lacerated.