dilacerate

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

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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