from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A jagged wound or cut.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Actinozoa, the formation of a new polyp by the separation of a portion of the basal expansion by contraction of the body.
  • noun The act of lacerating or tearing or rending.
  • noun A rough or jagged breach made by rending.
  • noun A wounding or harrowing, as of the feelings or sensibility.

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

  • noun The act of lacerating.
  • noun A breach or wound made by lacerating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An irregular open wound caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue.

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

  • noun the act of lacerating
  • noun a torn ragged wound


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