Lacerate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlæsəreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word lacerate
Brit.  |ˈlasəreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word lacerate


- cut or tear irregularly
- deeply hurt the feelings of; distress


- irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn(syn: lacerated)
- having edges that are jagged from injury (syn: lacerated, mangled, torn)


The broken glass lacerated his feet.

The patient's hand was severely lacerated.

His fingers were badly lacerated by the broken glass.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: lacerate
he/she/it: lacerates
present participle: lacerating
past tense: lacerated
past participle: lacerated
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