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n 1 a  :  a drop of clear saline fluid secreted by the lacrimal gland and diffused between the eye and eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion  b  tears  pl  :  a secretion of profuse tears that overflow the eyelids and dampen the face  2  :  a transparent drop of fluid or hardened fluid matter (as resin)
vi :  to fill with tears  :  shed tears <irritation causing the eyes to
vttore  , torn  , tear*ing  :  to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force < the skin> 
n :  a wound made by tearing a bodily part <a muscle >  <could not play because of a in his rotator cuff>  .

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