• WordNet 3.6
    • n laceration the act of lacerating
    • n laceration a torn ragged wound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Laceration A breach or wound made by lacerating.
    • Laceration The act of lacerating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laceration The act of lacerating or tearing or rending.
    • n laceration A rough or jagged breach made by rending.
    • n laceration A wounding or harrowing, as of the feelings or sensibility.
    • n laceration In Actinozoa, the formation of a new polyp by the separation of a portion of the basal expansion by contraction of the body.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Laceration act of lacerating: the rent made by tearing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. laceratio,: cf. F. lacération,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lacerāre, -ātum, to tear—lacer, torn.


In literature:

The lioness sprang upon Colesberg, and fearfully lacerated his ribs and haunches with her horrid teeth and claws.
"The International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 7" by Various
A native recovers from thirteen lacerated wounds and two on the head.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
I perceived with concern that that organ was still lacerated.
"Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873." by Various
It was from Emmeline that those lacerating screams arose.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
There are no sharp edges about Him, no thrusting points, no instruments of laceration.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
His lacerated hands have relaxed their hold upon the cross.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
This second weaning, needless as it is, How does it lacerate both your heart and his!
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
Carson chose a circuitous route over rocks and hills, where their feet were dreadfully lacerated by the prickly pear.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
The Matrosses were, if possible, in a yet worse Condition, that is, as to Manglement and Laceration.
"Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton" by Daniel Defoe
I lacerated his feelings and pride several dollars' worth.
"The Road" by Jack London

In poetry:

And when encircled by the band,
Lingering torments, public shame,
Severity's most ruthless hand
Lacerates his manly frame:
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
In every sense empirically true!
Or is it just the past? Those flowers, that gate,
These misty parks and motors, lacerate
Simply by being you; you
Contract my heart by looking out of date.
"Lines On A Young Lady's Photograph Album" by Philip Larkin
And ANNIE said, "O GILBERT, dear, I do not understand
Why ever you are injuring that hatchet in your hand?'
He said, "It is intended for to lacerate and flay
The neck of that unmitigated villain PETER GRAY!"
"Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then I hear--as if torturing swords
Had shivered and torments had grated
Hoarse iron deep under; and words
As of sins that howled out and awaited
A fiend who lashed into their hords,
And a demon who lacerated.
"The Dream Of Dread" by Madison Julius Cawein
"In anger at my secret (which I could not tell before),
To lacerate poor PETER GRAY vindictively you swore;
I told you if you used that blunted axe you'd rue the day,
And so you will, young GILBERT, for I'll marry PETER GRAY!"
"Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Arrows that lacerate the sky, while knowing
the secret of their ecstasy's in going;
some day, moving, one will drop,
and, dropping, die, to trace a wound that heals
only to reopen as flesh congeals:
cycling phoenix never stops.
"Love Is A Parallax" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Children's Musical Toy Recalled For Laceration and Choking Hazards.
The handles can detach from the shaker, posing laceration and choking hazards by exposing rough edges and allowing access to small steel pellets and a plastic plug.
The company has received 31 reports of broken fan pieces being ejected from the sander, including two reports of minor lacerations .
Bravo Sports Recalls Disney-Branded Pogo Sticks Due to Fall and Laceration Hazards.
Select Brands Recalls Kitchen Selectives Blender Due to Laceration Hazard.
John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Due to Laceration Hazard.
Blue Jackets prospect suffers laceration to neck.
Laceration -free kids' snack.
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete recall due to handle weakness that could pose laceration hazard.
Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations After Trayvon Martin Shooting.
Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY SportsKnicks leading scorer Carmelo Anthony sat out of Saturday's loss to the Bulls with a lacerated finger.
Laceration, injury hazard prompts recall of One World Technologies Rigid pneumatic nailers.
Pegs on high chairs pose laceration hazard.
Artsana USA has issued a voluntary recall of its Chicco Polly High Chair after it was determined that children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.
The woman, who police said was found by a boyfriend, was taken to John Peter Smith hospital with deep lacerations to both arms, a wound to her head and bruises.