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laceration

[ las-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌlæs əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun
the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear.
the act of lacerating.
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Origin of laceration

First recorded in 1590–1600, laceration is from the Latin word lacerātiōn- (stem of lacerātiō). See lacerate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM laceration

self-lac·er·a·tion, noun
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