Definition of "laceration" []

  • A jagged wound or cut. (noun)
  • To tear (the flesh, etc) jaggedly (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To hurt or harrow (the feelings, etc) (verb)
  • Having edges that are jagged or torn; lacerated (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "laceration" in a sentence
  • "The sharp edges of the broken chest clip create a risk of a skin laceration and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a small parts/choking hazard."
  • "Already without guard Bobby Jackson, who will miss three months because of wrist surgery, the Kings lost center Brad Miller to a shin laceration late in the first quarter and guard Doug Christie to an ejection in the third."
  • "LORD: A laceration is a cut which, in fact, can be received as a result of falling on the cement floor from a high velocity at six feet."