dilacerate

[ dih-las-uh-reyt, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈlæs əˌreɪt, daɪ- /

verb (used with object), di·lac·er·at·ed, di·lac·er·at·ing.

to tear apart or to pieces.

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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