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dilacerate

[ dih-las-uh-reyt, dahy- ]

verb (used with object)

, di·lac·er·at·ed, di·lac·er·at·ing.
  1. to tear apart or to pieces.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dilacerate1

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

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