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 Dictionary entry overview: What does torn mean? 

TORN (adjective)
  The adjective TORN has 2 senses:

1. having edges that are jagged from injury
2. disrupted by the pull of contrary forces

  Familiarity information: TORN used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TORN (adjective)

Sense 1torn [BACK TO TOP]


Having edges that are jagged from injury


mangled; torn; lacerate; lacerated


injured (usually used of physical or mental injury to persons)

Sense 2torn [BACK TO TOP]


Disrupted by the pull of contrary forces

Context examples:

torn between love and hate / torn by conflicting loyalties / torn by religious dissensions


divided (separated into parts or pieces)

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