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dilacerate

[ dih-las-uh-reyt, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈlæs əˌreɪt, daɪ- /
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verb (used with object), di·lac·er·at·ed, di·lac·er·at·ing.
to tear apart or to pieces.
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Origin of dilacerate

1375–1425; late Middle English (adj.) <Latin dīlacerātus torn to pieces (past participle of dīlacerāre), equivalent to dī-di-2 + lacerātus torn; see lacerate
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