lacerate

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
lacerate

Third-person singular
lacerates

Past tense
lacerated

Past participle
lacerated

Present participle
lacerating

  1. (transitive) If you lacerate something, you tear it, or break it open.
    Tom's arm was lacerated by the heavy pipe.
  2. (transitive) If you lacerate someone, you criticise them severely.
    She lacerated us online for hyping over K-pop.

Adjective[change]

Positive
lacerate

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (botany) Jagged, as if torn or lacerated.
    The bract at the base is dry and papery, often lacerate near its apex.

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