Associations to the word «Lacerate»

Wiktionary

LACERATE, verb. To tear, rip or wound.
LACERATE, verb. To thoroughly defeat; to thrash
LACERATE, adjective. (botany) Jagged, as if torn or lacerated.

Dictionary definition

LACERATE, verb. Cut or tear irregularly.
LACERATE, verb. Deeply hurt the feelings of; distress; "his lacerating remarks".
LACERATE, adjective. Irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn; "lacerate leaves".
LACERATE, adjective. Having edges that are jagged from injury.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.