laceration laceration  /ˌlæ sə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a torn ragged wound
  2. (n) the act of lacerating

Usage(s):

  1. In all age groups, the most frequently diagnosed injury was laceration, making up 39% of cases.
  2. When Obamathe avatar of a new generation of progressivesstepped away from Wright, he stepped away from 40 years of liberal self-laceration.
  3. One had a laceration nearly an inch long and half an inch deep on the side of his hand; it required sutures.

News

  1. Woman trapped on roof in Hamilton fire

    Firefighters doused a blaze at a West Side home after first rescuing an occupant from the roof. The fire at 835 Columbia Road occurred just before 9 p.m. Sunday. When crews arrived, a male occupant was attempting to control the fire with a garden hose. The man was taken to Fort Hamilton Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and a minor laceration. Firefighters rescued a woman from the roof ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

  2. Gerber Recalls Machetes with Stitched Sheaths Due to Laceration Hazard

    Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The Parang machete can cut through the stitching of the sheaths when the blade is taken from or replaced in the sheath, posing a laceration hazard.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Quotes

  1. "I'm obviously very disappointed to get the news but I've got to follow the medical advice I've received," Sheridan said in a Rugby Football Union statement. "The laceration should be fully healed in a fortnight."
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Andrew Sheridan Source: Reuters.uk

  2. "Right now, he's suffered a big laceration on his jaw," Ruff told reporters from the Buffalo News. "The teeth got pushed up a little bit, but they are involved on the lower jaw part."
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Lindy Ruff Source: ESPN

  3. "Usually it's just a simple laceration of the hands," said Dr. Timothy Hendrix, the medical director for Florida Hospital CentraCare, which has 16 urgent-care centers in Central Florida. "Sometimes they cut their hand deep enough to require...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Jimi Hendrix Source: Orlando Sentinel

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