Definition of laceration in US English:

laceration

noun

  • 1A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh.

    ‘he suffered lacerations to his head and face’
    ‘his death was due to multiple skull fractures with laceration of the brain’
    • ‘You mentioned previously that several of the lacerations did, in fact, go down to the bone.’
    • ‘Lacerations are common simple problems; their treatment requires tremendous resources.’
    • ‘Lacerations accounted for most adolescent injuries.’
    • ‘She pulled the bandage away from the skin and regarded the laceration with a critical eye.’
    • ‘However, it was turned away once paramedics realised the laceration was not life-threatening, a spokesman said.’
    • ‘These goals can be achieved by treating simple lacerations of the hand conservatively instead of with sutures.’
    • ‘The laceration was treated at the scene by a responding paramedic, who told Gary he would need to get to the emergency room for treatment.’
    • ‘About half the injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over extension cords.’
    • ‘Local anesthesia can be used for repair of most perineal lacerations.’
    • ‘I had major lacerations to my left mid thigh.’
    • ‘Only once they were by the front exit did the flight attendant feel woozy and realise she had a deep laceration in her leg.’
    • ‘A skin tear is a specific type of laceration that most often affects older patients.’
    • ‘Some time later, the man went to the hospital suffering from lacerations.’
    • ‘Manhattan police began their investigation by asking area hospitals whether they had treated anyone with lacerations on his hands or arms during the preceding night.’
    • ‘Small lacerations on the face usually heal well with this preparation.’
    • ‘Lacerations generally are ragged tears in the skin with abraded margins.’
    • ‘There also were some folks treated for injuries like lacerations.’
    • ‘Three of the four people aboard suffered only broken feet and lacerations.’
    • ‘How I avoided serious lacerations I will never know.’
    • ‘Athletes who sustained a traumatic laceration requiring repair were eligible.’
    cutting, cutting open, gashing, slashing, tearing, ripping, mangling, mutilation, maiming, mauling, scratching, scraping, grazing, incision, splitting, cleaving, hacking, stabbing, tearing apart, butchery, savaging, wounding, injury, damaging
    gash, cut, wound, injury, tear, slash, mutilation, scratch, scrape, abrasion, graze, score, incision, slit, puncture
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    1. 1.1 The action of criticizing someone severely.
      ‘Douglas was then forced to listen ito Wild's laceration of him’
      ‘his laceration of his fellow Democrat’

Pronunciation

laceration

/ˌlasəˈrāSH(ə)n//ˌlæsəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/