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laceration (noun) serious cut in the skin or flesh.
When you have a laceration you have a cut in your skin or flesh because of the sharp edge of something or of a weapon. Laceration results in the cut or the tearing of skin or flesh. When a sharp instrument injures a person, his skin or flesh is badly cut, and such a cut is a laceration.
- The child overrun by a speeding vehicle was brought to hospital in a serious condition. There were lacerations all over its shoulders and face. The cuts were deep and there was a lot of bleeding.
- The surgeon sutured up the laceration on his arm which was cut by the sharp edge of the mudguard of an old car.