Meaning of lacerate
Pronunciation: (v.las'u-rāt"adj.las'u-rāt", -ur-it), [key]
— v., adj. -at•ed, -at•ing,
- to tear roughly; mangle: The barbed wire lacerated his hands.
- to distress or torture mentally or emotionally; wound deeply; pain greatly: His bitter criticism lacerated my heart.
- lacerate (Thesaurus)