She was severely beaten, with a dozen broken ribs, a lacerated liver, and signs of strangulation that included a fractured thorax.
The best laid plans: Instead it was Mitt himself who came up lame, hobbled and lacerated by his own tripping tongue.
Can Mitt the Mouth, so often lacerated by his own tongue, talk his way back into contention?
The degree of displacement of the fragments depends upon the extent to which the expansion of the quadriceps tendon is lacerated.
It lacerated his pride, his self-respect, more than it did his legs.
He then went to the dwelling of the Fair, when a big dog attacked him "on purpose," and lacerated his trousers.
Then the beast had seized him by the shoulder, which was lacerated, and had dragged him to this place.
His royal pride was further humbled: with my lacerated hands, I audaciously forced open his jaws.
He lies in the dusty shed, his back all torn and lacerated by the cruel thongs.
How they must have lacerated her, a poor brute chained to the sod, at the mercy of their abuse!
early 15c., from Latin laceratus, past participle of lacerare "tear to pieces, mangle," figuratively, "to slander, censure, abuse," from lacer "torn, mangled," from PIE root *lek- "to rend, tear" (cf. Greek lakis "tatter, rag," lakizein "to tear to pieces;" Russian lochma "rag, tatter, scrap;" Albanian l'akur "naked"). Related: Lacerated; lacerating.
Cut or wounded in a jagged manner.
lacerate lac·er·ate (lās'ə-rāt')
v. lac·er·at·ed, lac·er·at·ing, lac·er·ates
To rip, cut, or tear. adj. (-rĭt, -rāt')