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Definitions of tear:

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: noun

A drop or small quantity of the limpid fluid secreted by the lachrymal gland, and appearing in the eyes or flowing from them. The lachrymal fluid serves to moisten the cornea and preserve its transparency, and to remove any dust or fine substance that enters the eye and gives pain. The normally secreted fluid, after performing its ordinary functions, passes through the lachrymal ducts and sac into the nasal channels. Moral and physical causes, however, as strong passion ( grief, sorrow, joy), incontrollable laughter, pain, esp. in the eye itself, increase the secretion considerably, and when the lachrymal duct does not suffice to carry it off it runs over the eyelids. Tears are a little heavie than water; they have a saline taste, and an alkaline reagency, owing to the presence of free soda.

part of speech: verb transitive

To pull apart; to separate by violence; rend; scratch; fill with distress.

part of speech: noun

A rent; a hole made by pulling apart.

part of speech: verb transitive

To draw asunder or separate with violence: to make a violent rent in: to lacerate.

part of speech: noun

Something torn, a rent.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To part on being pulled; to move with agitated haste.

part of speech: verb

To separate by violence; to rupture; to shatter; to divide by pulling; to rend; to remove or take a way by violence, or by some degree of force; to go very fast, as to tear along; to rave; to rage.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To move or act with violence: to rage:- pa. t. ( B.) tare; pa. p. torn.

part of speech: noun

A rent; a rupture; a separation by violence.

part of speech: noun

A small drop of the watery fluid secreted or given forth by a gland of the eye; any drop of a similar shape.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: past tense


part of speech: noun

One of the fluid drops which flow or fall from the eyes through excessive grief or joy; any moisture trickling in drops.

part of speech: past participle


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