Lacerate

usgb/ˈlæsəreɪt/Volume
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Physical HarmPlay
Think of 'lacerate' as inflicting physical damage that is severe and jagged-edged. SlideThe car accident victim had lacerated limbs due to the impact.
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Not SuperficialPlay
'Lacerate' indicates cuts that are deeper than a scrape or a surface wound. SlideA thorn bush can lacerate your arms if you're not careful.
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SeverityPlay
Use 'lacerate' to describe cuts when conveying a sense of urgency or seriousness. SlideThe surgeon repaired the lacerated artery to stop the bleeding.