lacerate

(redirected from lacerating)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

lacerate

[′las·ə‚rāt]
(medicine)
To inflict a wound by tearing.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Marines and the medic have different reactions to their new show-pony duties, but except for some lacerating scenes with Hayes, we rarely get a full sense of their confusion.
T rainer Brian Ellison was confident of a prominent showing from Carte Diamond, but big-race hopes were dashed when the four-year-old galloped through a running rail in a morning workout, lacerating his hindquarters on a metal stake.
It preys on humanity, lacerating the lungs, harassing the heart.
Perhaps the most macabre of such lacerating allegories in the current exhibition was a 1993 sequence of drawings in which African-Americans and Jews take over the United States.
A 17-year-old who admitted wounding another male, lacerating his head in the same incident was given an eight-month detention and training order.
Apart from Socrates, Jesus, Marcus Aurelius, Saint Francis, Mother Teresa, and only a few others, at one time or another, we have all felt flashes of envy, even if in varying intensities, from its minor pricks to its deep, soul-destroying, lacerating stabs.
But the principal actors' grief and intensity keep the drama razor-sharp and lacerating.
An animal stepped onto his left foot while he was loading cattle into trailer while wearing sandals, lacerating the sole near the insteap.