Synonyms for lacerateˈlæs əˌreɪt; -əˌreɪt, -ər ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacerate, lacerated(adj)

    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn

    Synonyms:
    lacerated, torn, lacerate, mangled

    Antonyms:
    smooth, uninjured

  2. lacerate, lacerated, mangled, torn(verb)

    having edges that are jagged from injury

    Synonyms:
    lacerated, torn, lacerate, mangled

    Antonyms:
    smooth, uninjured

  3. lacerate(verb)

    cut or tear irregularly

    Antonyms:
    smooth, uninjured

  4. lacerate(verb)

    deeply hurt the feelings of; distress

    Antonyms:
    smooth, uninjured

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. lacerate

    Rend and tear are applied to the separating of textile substances into parts by force violently applied (rend also to frangible substances), tear being the milder, rend the stronger word. Rive is a wood-workers' word for parting wood in the way of the grain without a clean cut. To lacerate is to tear roughly the flesh or animal tissue, as by the teeth of a wild beast; a lacerated wound is distinguished from a wound made by a clean cut or incision. Mangle is a stronger word than lacerate; lacerate is more superficial, mangle more complete. To burst or rupture is to tear or rend by force from within, burst denoting the greater violence; as, to burst a gun; to rupture a blood-vessel; a steam-boiler may be ruptured when its substance is made to divide by internal pressure without explosion. To rip, as usually applied to garments or other articles made by sewing or stitching, is to divide along the line of a seam by cutting or breaking the stitches; the other senses bear some resemblance or analogy to this; as, to rip open a wound. Compare BREAK.

    Synonyms:
    break, burst, cleave, mangle, rend, rip, rive, rupture, sever, slit, sunder, tear

    Antonyms:
    heal, join, mend, reunite, secure, sew, solder, stitch, unite, weld

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