Lacerate

Lac"er*ate

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lacerated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Lacerating ().] [L. laceratus, p. p. of lacerare to lacerate, fr. lacer mangled, lacerated; cf. Gr. a rent, rending, to tear; perh. akin to E. slay.] To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to lacerate the flesh. Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to lacerate the heart.
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Lac"er*ate

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Lac"er*a`ted

(?), } p. a. [L. laceratus, p. p.] 1. Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound.
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By each other's fury lacerate
Southey.
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2. (Bot. & Zol.) Jagged, or slashed irregularly, at the end, or along the edge.
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