- lacerated wound,
Origin of lacerated
verb (used with object), lac·er·at·ed, lac·er·at·ing.
Origin of lacerate
Examples from the Web for lacerated
Can Mitt the Mouth, so often lacerated by his own tongue, talk his way back into contention?How Mitt Romney Can Win the First Debate With Obama|Robert Shrum|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The best laid plans: Instead it was Mitt himself who came up lame, hobbled and lacerated by his own tripping tongue.The Ugly American: Mitt Romney’s Disastrous Overseas Excursion|Robert Shrum|July 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She was severely beaten, with a dozen broken ribs, a lacerated liver, and signs of strangulation that included a fractured thorax.Beautician’s Murder a Strange Tale of Contract Killing and a Sex Change|Winston Ross|February 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Wounds of various characters—contused, lacerated, and punctured—may be produced.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
They all wore their hair long and clotted with blood, and their ears were all lacerated in honour of their abominable idols.
And pulling her back-tails so she called out when she was actually succouring his lacerated face.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Occasionally he removed from his lips the traces of food by means of a lacerated envelope or other accessible fragment of paper.Ulysses|James Joyce
Prickly-pears, like little scythes, cut and lacerated, even through double-soled moccasins.The Conquest|Eva Emery Dye
verb (ˈlæsəˌreɪt) (tr)
adjective (ˈlæsəˌreɪt, -rɪt)
Word Origin for lacerate
early 15c., from Latin laceratus, past participle of lacerare "tear to pieces, mangle," figuratively, "to slander, censure, abuse," from lacer "torn, mangled," from PIE root *lek- "to rend, tear" (cf. Greek lakis "tatter, rag," lakizein "to tear to pieces;" Russian lochma "rag, tatter, scrap;" Albanian l'akur "naked"). Related: Lacerated; lacerating.