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Torn; rent; having a ragged edge.
[L. lacero, pp. -atus, to tear to pieces]


/lac·er·at·ed/ (las´er-āt″ed) torn; mangled; wounded by a jagged instrument.


Torn; rent; having a ragged edge.
[L. lacero, pp. -atus, to tear to pieces]


(las′ĕ-rāt″) [L. lacerare, to tear]
To tear, as into irregular segments. lacerable (las′ĕ-ră-bĕl), adjective; lacerated (las′ĕ-rāt″ĕd), adjective

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Q. I am scheduled for scope surgery for a torn meniscus on my knee and what is the duration for recovery? Has anyone had this surgery for a torn meniscus? How did you deal with this recovery?

A. The recovery process is individual, and you cannot predict it in advance. I know someone who has done it and was able to go back to exercising regularly after 2 months. I would think the recovery from the surgery itself is a matter of few weeks until you can walk properly, however you should still give your knee a break and rest for a while after.

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Little Rosie Wright suffered a punctured lung, fractures of the spine, ankle, thigh and ribs, head wounds and a lacerated liver.
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Femininity did not become a weapon; it neither lacerated nor wounded.
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David Sheehan, 20, from Garryowen in Limerick, suffers severe paranoia following the attack which lacerated both his eyes two years ago.
When the driver of the car he was riding in fell asleep and plowed into a streetlight at 100 mph, Lappin broke his hip, pelvis, femur, lacerated his liver, collapsed his lung and injured his brain so badly he couldn't comprehend simple words on a page.
In this first glimpse of the pair, the Virgin Queen seems to have forgotten all about her friend's lacerated thigh as she gazes deep into his eyes and wishes she could whisk him off to Celebrity Love Island (or maybe not).