Definition of lacerative in US English:

lacerative

adjective

  • That lacerates, tears, or cuts; lacerating; (figurative) afflicting, damaging.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Gideon Harvey (c1636–?1702), physician. From post-classical Latin lacerativus from classical Latin lacerāt-, past participial stem of lacerāre + -īvus.

Pronunciation

lacerative

/ˈlasərətɪv/