A laceration is a tear, cut, or gash. Your heart can also get a more figurative laceration when you see your love kissing another. Either way, ouch.

A laceration implies that there is a tearing or jaggedness to the wound. A surgeon would not make a laceration on a patient, but an incision. Lacerations are reserved for things like barbed wire, errant nails, and fickle loves.

Definitions of laceration

n the act of lacerating

Type of:
the act of tearing

n a torn ragged wound

Type of:
lesion, wound
an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

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