lacerate lacerate  /ˈlæ sə ˌreɪt/


  1. (v) cut or tear irregularly
  2. (v) deeply hurt the feelings of; distress
  3. (adj) irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
  4. (adj) having edges that are jagged from injury



  1. In Scotland, memoirists would be expected to lacerate their enemies and rain garbage on them, and if you raked in $18 million doing it bingo! more power to you.
  2. When he should lacerate, he's languid.
  3. As the Summer tide of books recedes, these loom as foremost in significance: Deliberately to hurt the serious reader, to lacerate his peace of mindsuch is the.


  • As Diana told me: "My mother and grandmother never got on. They clashed violently. My grandmother tried to lacerate me in any way she could. She feeds the Royal family with hideous comment about my mother running and leaving the children. Mummy's...
    on Sep 19, 2009 By: Princess Diana Source:

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