American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A jagged wound or cut.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of lacerating or tearing or rending.
- n. A rough or jagged breach made by rending.
- n. A wounding or harrowing, as of the feelings or sensibility.
- n. In Actinozoa, the formation of a new polyp by the separation of a portion of the basal expansion by contraction of the body.
- n. An irregular open wound caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of lacerating.
- n. A breach or wound made by lacerating.
- n. the act of lacerating
- n. a torn ragged wound
“The sharp edges of the broken chest clip create a risk of a skin laceration and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a small parts/choking hazard.”
“Already without guard Bobby Jackson, who will miss three months because of wrist surgery, the Kings lost center Brad Miller to a shin laceration late in the first quarter and guard Doug Christie to an ejection in the third.”
“LORD: A laceration is a cut which, in fact, can be received as a result of falling on the cement floor from a high velocity at six feet.”
“Right now, he's fortunate that the laceration is the only thing that he sustained.”
“-- The usual signs of fracture in connexion with some serious complication, such as laceration of bladder or rectum, injury to the peritoneum, division of arteries and veins.”
“Grimmjow's ultimate technique is called Desgarron or "laceration" in Spanish which projects energy claws at an opponent.”
“All she can do is to struggle against it in secret — to sink in the contest if she is weak; to win her way through it if she is strong, by a process of self-laceration which is, of all moral remedies applied to a woman’s nature, the most dangerous and the most desperate; of all moral changes, the change that is surest to mark her for life.”
“severe contusion" under Spencer's right eye and a "laceration" above his lip.”
“The student suffered a laceration to his face but was conscious and breathing when taken to the hospital, according to a police spokeswoman.”
“While the actual laceration was relatively minor and the bleeding got under control in a reasonable time I appear to have damaged one of the nerves in said finger.”
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