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[las-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌlæs əˈreɪ ʃən/
the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear.
the act of lacerating.
Origin of laceration
First recorded in 1590-1600, laceration is from the Latin word lacerātiōn- (stem of lacerātiō). See lacerate, -ion
Related forms
self-laceration, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • His brain was numbed and he was blinded by the blood from the laceration over his eyes.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Now that he knows it, the knowledge afflicts him, to the laceration of his heart.

  • Ah, dear, dear, we shall have laceration unless we reduce this before we move you.

  • If they will part it must be with bitterness and laceration.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • Oh, you all, by the tears that drop from your eyes, by the laceration of your bodies—you will be avenged!

    The Poniard's Hilt

    Eugne Sue
  • The effort is idle, and ends only in the laceration of his skin.

    The Fatal Cord Mayne Reid
  • There are no sharp edges about Him, no thrusting points, no instruments of laceration.

    New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage
  • They shrink by an ungovernable instinct, as they would shrink from laceration.

    Adam Bede George Eliot
Word Origin and History for laceration

1590s, from Middle French lacération, from Latin lacerationem (nominative laceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of lacerare (see lacerate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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laceration in Medicine

laceration lac·er·a·tion (lās'ə-rā'shən)

  1. A jagged wound or cut.

  2. The process or act of tearing tissue.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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