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Definition a cut — especially of the skin — and often implying that the cut was not clean, but instead left jagged edges
  • To treat a minor laceration, clean the cut and close it.
laceration = cut with irregular edges
  • If tetanus shots are not up-to-date, it might be wise to get one after any laceration.
  • Bad news, you have a lacerated liver.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • lacerated = cut
  • Some wounded thing, by the evidence a large animal, had thrashed about in the underbrush; the jungle weeds were crushed down and the moss was lacerated; one patch of weeds was stained crimson.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • lacerated = cut
  • Her body is tossed like a doll slamming against the door and the dashboard and the steering wheel, lacerating her liver and breaking her arm and thumping her head so hard she loses touch with the sounds of the evening.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • lacerating = cutting
  • Pounding feet now, echoing on the pavement and the echoes loud because his ear was pressed to the pavement; his cheek felt bruised, lacerated, and he was still facing his mother and she was still dead, of course, her head at that peculiar angle.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • lacerated = cut
  • Can I hug you without lacerating your liver?
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • lacerating = cutting
  • Surely you don't think drinking hand sanitizer while hospitalized for a lacerated liver marks forward progress in your mental health journey.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • lacerated = cut
  • Good news, it's a mild laceration.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • laceration = cut
  • As liver lacerations go, this is about as good as they get.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • lacerations = cuts
  • I lacerated my liver!
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • lacerated = cut
  • I had switched to a different medication, which Mom made sure I took every morning, and I wasn't allowed to get up except to go to the bathroom lest I re-lacerate my liver.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • lacerate = cut
  • his lacerating remarks
  • No new calamity shall lacerate your sensibilities—sensibilities precious to me as my own.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Woman in White
  • The fragile stick splintered so she used her fingernails, the gravelly cement lacerating her knuckles.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • He said he told her if the laceration wasn't too deep he would be grateful if she treated it.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • She could see through the bloody cartilage into his mouth, and onto the back of his lacerated tongue.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • "The worst laceration was on your upper lip," Armand said.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The night was cold and the winds were lacerating but Mae didn't notice.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • They shrink by an ungovernable instinct, as they would shrink from laceration.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede

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