[ verb ] cut or tear irregularly
Used in print(David Alexander, Bloodstain....)
If he backed against the fence , one of the cars would brush him as it passed , and he would be cruelly lacerated by the wire .(Clark McMeekin, The Fairbrothers....)
Reaching for an old clay pot , relic of pioneer days , he tore the envelope in pieces , dropping them into it , touching the little pyre to flame , watching it curl , the red sealing_wax melting and bubbling in the feathery ash .
[ adjective ] (botany) irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn