lacerate
Pronunciation
  • (verb) IPA: /ˈlæ.sɚ.ejt/
  • (adjective) IPA: /ˈlæ.sɚ.ət/
Verb

lacerate (lacerates, present participle lacerating; past and past participle lacerated)

  1. (transitive) To tear, rip or wound.
  2. (transitive) To defeat thoroughly; to thrash.
Translations
  • French: lacérer
  • Russian: раздирать
Adjective

lacerate (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Jagged, as if torn or lacerated.
    The bract at the base is dry and papery, often lacerate near its apex.



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