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lacerate

[′las·ə‚rāt]
(medicine)
To inflict a wound by tearing.
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The ObGyn was negligent in lacerating the uterine artery, failing to recognize the laceration during cesarean surgery, failing to properly monitor the patient after surgery, and failing to repair the artery in a timely manner.
The report claimed that Boucher's injury was complicated by the bail severely lacerating his eye.
Major Doctor, Ashraf Shabatat, vascular surgeon, operating in the Jordanian Military Hospital dubbed "Libya 3", said the employee sustained serious wounds in the clavicular; lacerating blood vessels and causing a severe hemorrhage.
Pic's writer and co-director, Brian Koppelman, laughed when he heard Fisher's reaction, leaving it to co-director David Levien to come to his defense: "It's a very lacerating line from the screenwriter." Levien then asked Koppelman, "Is that something you heard or experienced, Brian?"
Newcastle's director of rugby John Fletcher revealed Wilkinson faces up to three months out after lacerating his left kidney in last weekend's defeat to Gloucester.
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.