Origin of laceration
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Examples from the Web for self-laceration
There are the terrible ones who carry about in themselves the beast of prey, and have no choice except lusts or self-laceration.Thus Spake Zarathustra
Word Origin and History for self-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
- A jagged wound or cut.
- The process or act of tearing tissue.
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