Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective torn roughly; -- of skin.

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  • adjective Having lacerations
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of lacerate.

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

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Examples

  • "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

    Vatican Focuses On Troubles in Middle East

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

    We're Losing All the Fun of Budget Day

  • 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.

    D.C.'s other thriving industry: Lawsuits

  • 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.

    Obsidian

  • 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.

    From 2007 to 2009, D.C. paid more than $50 million in legal settlements

  • 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.

    From 2007 to 2009, D.C. paid more than $50 million in legal settlements

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

    Think Progress » Maddow Corrects GOP Rep. Schock On Basic Facts Of Abdulmuttalab Case

  • He lacerated his party for failing to offer a national message in 2010 to counter the GOP description of Obama and congressional Democrats as “crypto-Socialists who were driving the country right off the brink.”

    Bill Clinton and crypto-Socialists

  • 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.

    Drunk driver in Davies case in court

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

    Chicken on a Wire

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