Definition of lacerate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    lacerate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈlæsəˌreɪt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lacerate
     
    he / she / it lacerates
     
    past simple lacerated
     
    -ing form lacerating
     
     
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  1. 1lacerate something to cut skin or flesh with something sharp His hand had been badly lacerated.
  2. 2lacerate somebody to criticize someone very severely
NAmE//ˌlæsəˈreɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable] She suffered multiple lacerations to the face.
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