Synonyms for lacerate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb las-uh-reyt; adjective las-uh-reyt, -er-it
Phonetic Transcription : verb ˈlæs əˌreɪt; adjective ˈlæs əˌreɪt, -ər ɪt

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Définition of lacerate

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb tear, cut; wound
Example sentences :
  • I forgot to lacerate your beaver hats, but that is soon done.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • These spurs do not lacerate the horse, as their points are blunt.
  • Extract from : « Mexico » by Charles Reginald Enock
  • Is there now some “thorn in the flesh” sent to lacerate thee?
  • Extract from : « The Faithful Promiser » by John Ross Macduff
  • And he kept drifting about to find Becky and lacerate her with the performance.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The power of individuals to lacerate their fellow-creatures is given to them by the community.
  • Extract from : « Slavery » by William E. Channing
  • There remain, and always will remain, more than enough to lacerate and kill him.
  • Extract from : « A Tour Through The Pyrenees » by Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
  • They lacerate their bodies, but do not extract the front teeth.
  • Extract from : « Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Complete » by Charles Sturt
  • Calyptra minute, lacerate, persistent at the base of the capsule.
  • Extract from : « The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States » by Asa Gray
  • A man—I use the word in its fullest sense—does not wish to lacerate his foe, however earnestly he may desire his life.
  • Extract from : « London to Ladysmith via Pretoria » by Winston Spencer Churchill
  • Zoe trotted away with her head up, carrying the kitten very carefully lest her teeth should lacerate its tender skin.
  • Extract from : « Lives of the Fur Folk » by M. D. Haviland

Antonyms for lacerate

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