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 for lacerate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lacerate \Lac"er*ate\, Lacerated \Lac"er*a`ted\, p. a. [L.
     laceratus, p. p.]
     1. Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound.
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              By each other's fury lacerate         --Southey.
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     2. (Bot. & Zool.) Jagged, or slashed irregularly, at the end,
        or along the edge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lacerate \Lac"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lacerated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Lacerating.] [L. laceratus, p. p. of lacerare to
     lacerate, fr. lacer mangled, lacerated; cf. Gr. ? a rent,
     rending, ? to tear; perh. akin to E. slay.]
     To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to
     lacerate the flesh. Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to
     lacerate the heart.
     [1913 Webster] Lacerate

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn; "lacerate
             leaves" [syn: lacerate, lacerated]
      2: having edges that are jagged from injury [syn: lacerate,
         lacerated, mangled, torn]
      v 1: cut or tear irregularly
      2: deeply hurt the feelings of; distress; "his lacerating

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "lacerate":
     abrade, afflict, agonize, ail, bark, bite, blemish, bloody, break,
     burn, chafe, check, chip, claw, convulse, crack, craze, crucify,
     cut, defoliate, denude, dismember, distress, draw and quarter,
     excruciate, fester, flay, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, gall,
     gash, give pain, gnaw, grate, grind, gripe, harrow, hurt, impale,
     incise, inflame, inflict pain, injure, irritate, kill by inches,
     lancinate, macerate, maim, make mincemeat of, mangle, martyr,
     martyrize, maul, mutilate, nip, pain, peel, pick to pieces, pierce,
     pinch, prick, prolong the agony, pull apart, puncture, punish,
     put to torture, rack, rankle, rasp, rend, rip, rub, run, rupture,
     savage, scald, scarify, scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff,
     shred, skin, slash, slit, sprain, stab, stick, sting, strain,
     strip, take apart, tear, tear apart, tear to pieces,
     tear to tatters, torment, torture, traumatize, tweak, twist, wound,
     wrench, wring

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