(adjective, verb)


1. irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn

- lacerate leaves

Similar word(s): rough, lacerated

2. having edges that are jagged from injury

Similar word(s): injured, lacerated, mangled, torn

Sentences with lacerate as an adjective:

- The bract at the base is dry and papery, often lacerate near its apex.


1. cut or tear irregularly

Definition categories: contact, bust, rupture, snap, tear

2. deeply hurt the feelings of; distress

- his lacerating remarks

Definition categories: emotion, bruise, hurt, injure, offend, spite, wound