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English definition of “lacerate”

lacerate

verb [T]  /ˈlæs·əˌreɪt/ us  
to cut or tear something, esp. flesh: His face and hands were lacerated by the flying glass.
laceration
noun [C/U]  /ˌlæs·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
[C] Justina was treated for a scalp laceration.
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