Meaning of LACERATE in English

LACERATE

I. transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin laceratus, past participle of lacerare to tear; akin to Greek lakis tear Date: 15th century to tear or rend roughly ; wound jaggedly, to cause sharp mental or emotional pain to ; distress , lacerative adjective II. adjective or ~d Date: 1542 1. torn jaggedly ; mangled, extremely harrowed or distracted, having the edges deeply and irregularly cut

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