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  • adj. Having lacerations
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lacerate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. torn roughly; -- of skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having edges that are jagged from injury
  • adj. irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn


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  • No testicles were harmed, no wives were raped, no pen! ses were lacerated with razor blades …

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  • Davies suffered a broken fibula, tibia and femur of his right leg, torn ligaments in his left knee, a lacerated bladder, a fractured left elbow, facial injuries and serious head trauma.

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  • Shelton, who was not arrested, suffered "abrasions, a dislocated hip, a fractured femur and pelvis, and a lacerated liver, which required surgery," according to his complaint.

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  • Even with his protective vest, he came away with broken ribs, a lacerated liver and bruised kidneys and spleen.

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  • Every so often we came together in desperation, trying to accommodate each other once again: but her edges lacerated my skin, and the pressure of my body would dull the carefully honed keenness of her blades.


  • "In those countries, unfortunately marked by profound divisions and lacerated by years-long conflicts, the church is called to be a sign and instrument of unity and reconciliation," said Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday (Oct. 10), opening a special two-week session of the Synod of

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  • Get ready for a series of deadly dull budgets in which red tape is repeatedly shredded, entrepreneurs encouraged and bureaucrats lacerated.

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  • Boucher took over until Dec. 21, when a lacerated finger forced the Flyers to turn to Leighton.

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  • In those days, conservative activists in the Republican party lacerated Mr. Baker whenever they were disappointed the president didn't live up to their expectations, claiming his chief of staff wouldn't "let Reagan be Reagan."

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