lancinating

lancinate

[lan-suh-neyt]
verb (used with object), lancinated, lancinating.
to stab or pierce.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin lancinātus past participle of lancināre to tear to pieces, akin to lanius butcher, lacer torn; see -ate1

lancination, noun
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lancinate (ˈlɑːnsɪˌneɪt)
 
adj
(esp of pain) sharp or cutting
 
[C17: from Latin lancinātus pierced, rent; related to lacer mangled]
 
lanci'nation
 
n

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lancinating lan·ci·nat·ing (lān'sə-nā'tĭng)
adj.
Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.

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