Infinitive: dilacerate
3rd person: dilacerates
Present: dilacerating
Gerund: dilacerating
Past: dilacerated
Perfect: dilacerated

To rip or tear apart or into shreds or pieces.


Mam considered something inwardly and softened her tone:
—I don't know why you need a blurry picture of the Moon.
—A cut-up x-ray of a bone!
—Clear. Tuck it in here.
—You're not gonna
dilacerate it, are you?
—Not in there!— Mam pulled away her open purse and offered a paper napkin instead. —I am not gonna touch that viscid dirt. Dila-, what? Where did you learn that word? Either we wrap the photo, or adios to it. Take your pick
. (Context: Mam dropped a piece of paper on a sidewalk. It fell near copious spittle. Bruno thinks it's a small part of a bigger skeleton image and wants to save it. Mam does not share this view and believes the dirtened card belongs to trash. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)


Slovak / Slovenčina (SK): roztrhať; rozdriapať

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