Laceration is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of laceration, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the act of lacerating
EXAMPLES - Laceration in a Sentence
- GUPTA: She has a pretty significant laceration here. (source)
- She says he suffered a laceration near his jaw when he fell. (source)
- The Vikings announced that Favre had a laceration on his chin. (source)
- She does have a big laceration that's going to need antibiotics. (source)
- She's got a big laceration underneath, but she is moving all four extremities. (source)
- He took a handful from his pocket, rubbing it into the laceration on his torso. (source)
- "Right now, he's fortunate that the laceration is the only thing that he sustained." (source)
- She's got a big laceration underneath her skull, but she is moving all four extremities. (source)
- The victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a laceration and a concussion. (source)
- Nothing hid the purple laceration, the mottled bruise, the imprint of fingers the next morning. (source)
- When we heard about the recall of a machete because it posed a laceration hazard, we thought it was a parody. (source)
- Gilles Bensimon, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for, and causing, "a laceration below his left eye." (source)
- She does have a big laceration that we're giving her the antibiotics, but she does not appear to have a head injury. (source)
- Luckily, he wasn't severely injured, but there was a nice-sized laceration in his scalp that clearly needed stitches. (source)
- He had landed a bite which, because the TV anchor was moving closer to him, led to a laceration requiring 70 stitches. (source)
- Grimmjow's ultimate technique is called Desgarron or "laceration" in Spanish which projects energy claws at an opponent. (source)
- She has a pretty significant laceration here and what I need to make sure is that she doesn't have a skull fracture underneath. (source)
- When I first saw Tom, I was taken aback by the scratches all over his face and body and the deep laceration across his forehead. (source)
- GUPTA: She has a pretty significant laceration here and what I need to make sure is that she doesn't have a skull fracture underneath. (source)
- His injuries included a broken back, a collapsed lung, torn cartilage throughout his sternum and a two-inch laceration on his forehead. (source)
- The fatal laceration to Danby's throat gaped, the force of the attack extreme, the wound at least two inches deep and three inches wide. (source)
- The student suffered a laceration to his face but was conscious and breathing when taken to the hospital, according to a police spokeswoman. (source)
- Sanjay was able, as you heard, to determine that the baby does not have a skull fracture, but a head laceration, and the baby needs antibiotics. (source)
- Before they could, the 14-year-old was cut on his lower right arm and his 15-year-old companion received a two-inch laceration to his lower back. (source)
- If it is not a serious injury/complaint (rash, flu, laceration) the nurse or medic checks with a doctor verbally before treating and then discharging. (source)
- Severe laceration of the right forearm and hand; a bruise, not severe, at the right side of the temporal bone, near the ear, no underlying fracture of the skull. (source)
- While the actual laceration was relatively minor and the bleeding got under control in a reasonable time I appear to have damaged one of the nerves in said finger. (source)
- The sharp edges of the broken chest clip create a risk of a skin laceration and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a small parts/choking hazard. (source)
- And, I mean, any number of illnesses, I mean, the laceration severity, the exposure, you know, the vulnerability that a lot of the individuals are facing, it is extreme. (source)
- Apparently, there is a 12-year-old girl onboard the aircraft carrier, who has a laceration, an open wound in her head, and potentially a piece of concrete stuck in her brain. (source)
- According to the CPSC, hardware used to hold the mower-blade brake assemblies on the mower decks can break and cause mower blades to spin longer than normal, posing a laceration hazard. (source)
- The fatal injury was a severe laceration of Robair's spleen that caused extensive internal bleeding, according to the second autopsy, which was performed by another GBI doctor, Kris Sperry. (source)
- Deere & Co. said it has agreed to voluntarily recall of thousands of its lawn tractors due to potential brake-failure issues and concerns of laceration hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (source)
- Already without guard Bobby Jackson, who will miss three months because of wrist surgery, the Kings lost center Brad Miller to a shin laceration late in the first quarter and guard Doug Christie to an ejection in the third. (source)
- On the day of the alleged fight, Tyson was said to have been taken to the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Station for misdemeanor battery, while Echevarria was taken to a local hospital due to a "minor laceration to his forehead." (source)
- By the end of the onslaught, Chief Petty Officer Finn had suffered more than 20 injuries, including a bullet wound in his left arm; a broken left foot; shrapnel to his chest, stomach, right elbow and thumb; and a laceration on his scalp. (source)
- No matter that the media's laceration of women might have something to do with the fact that just 17% of David Cameron's 121 ministers are women; that women make up just 15% of UK board members; or that contributions from women on Radio 4's Today are so few and far between that, on any one day, listeners can go two hours without hearing a female voice. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "laceration" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 10 synonyms for laceration.
gash, injury, lesion, pierce, rip, slash, slice, slit, stab, tear
We have 1 antonym for laceration.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of laceration from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A jagged wound or cut.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) An irregular open wound caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act of lacerating.
- (noun) A breach or wound made by lacerating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act of lacerating or tearing or rending.
- (noun) A rough or jagged breach made by rending.
- (noun) A wounding or harrowing, as of the feelings or sensibility.
- (noun) In Actinozoa, the formation of a new polyp by the separation of a portion of the basal expansion by contraction of the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the act of lacerating
- (noun) a torn ragged wound