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Lacerate   /lˈæsərˌeɪt/   Listen
Lacerate

adjective
1.
Irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn.  Synonym: lacerated.
2.
Having edges that are jagged from injury.  Synonyms: lacerated, mangled, torn.






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"Lacerate" Quotes from Famous Books



... worth going through so much to get so little. This, to say the least of it, was disrespectful to Cadmus, and should be condemned accordingly. Authors have feelings, which even scholastic young maidens cannot be permitted to lacerate. I therefore warn the reader of this article against any inclination toward sympathy with the critical mood of that obnoxious female. My theme is not as lively as "Punch" used to be; but, on the other hand, it is not as dull as ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864 • Various

... uniform cases used by British officers in Egypt and India. This is because the white ant is the prize destroyer of property throughout Africa. He cuts through leather and wood with the same ease that a Southern Negro's teeth lacerate watermelon. Leave a pair of shoes on the ground over night and you will find them riddled in the morning. These ants eat away floors and sometimes cause the collapse of houses by wearing away the wooden supports. Another frequent ...
— An African Adventure • Isaac F. Marcosson

... house-door: one was tolerably well mounted on a large horse, the second was on a shaggy pony, and the third, who was rather behind the others, was seated on a mule of most unprepossessing appearance, whose sides he did not for a moment cease to lacerate with his heels, to enable himself to ...
— La Vendee • Anthony Trollope

... condition. The owner of the animal, not being able to see the condition of the animal's teeth for himself, is persuaded into having the animal's teeth worked on regardless of whether it is needed or not. The quack or transient Veterinarian will pull and crack healthy, sound teeth, and also lacerate the poor animal's mouth. Be sure the Veterinarian employed for ...
— The Veterinarian • Chas. J. Korinek



Words linked to "Lacerate" :   rupture, wound, tear, injure, lacerated, laceration, offend, mangled, snap, injured, hurt, bust, spite, rough, bruise



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