Lac"er*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lacerated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Lacerating (>).] [L. laceratus, p. p. of lacerare to lacerate, fr. lacer mangled, lacerated; cf. Gr. a rent, rending, to tear; perh. akin to E. slay.]

To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to lacerate the flesh. Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to lacerate the heart.


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Lac"er*ate (?), Lac"er*a`ted (?), p. a. [L. laceratus, p. p.]


Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound.

By each other's fury lacerate Southey.

2. Bot. & Zool.

Jagged, or slashed irregularly, at the end, or along the edge.


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