lacerate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English laceraten, from Latin lacerātus, past participle of lacerō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb): IPA(key): /ˈlæ.sɚ.ejt/
  • (adjective): IPA(key): /ˈlæ.sɚ.ət/

Verb[edit]

lacerate (third-person singular simple present lacerates, present participle lacerating, simple past and past participle lacerated)

  1. To tear, rip or wound.
  2. To thoroughly defeat; to thrash
    • 2012 September 15, Amy Lawrence, “Arsenal's Gervinho enjoys the joy of six against lowly Southampton”, the Guardian:
      When the fixtures tumbled out of the computer for the start of a newly promoted season, Nigel Adkins must have wondered whether he had unknowingly broken any mirrors while walking under a ladder. Hot on the heels of a tough introduction to both Manchester clubs, a rampant Arsenal lacerated Southampton.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lacerate (not comparable)

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

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

lacerate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of lacerare
  2. second-person plural imperative of lacerare
  3. feminine plural of lacerato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

lacerāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lacerātus