Lancinating
Lancinate Lan"ci*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lancinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lancinating}.] [L. lancinatus, p. p. of lancinare to fear.] To tear; to lacerate; to pierce or stab. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lancinating — Lan ci*na ting, a. Piercing; seeming to pierce or stab; as, lancinating pains (i.e., severe, darting pains). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lancinating — adjective Etymology: lancinate to pierce, from Latin lancinatus, past participle of lancinare; akin to Latin lacerare to rend more at lacerate Date: 1762 characterized by piercing or stabbing sensations < lancinating pain > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lancinating — adjective /ˈlɑːnsɪneɪtɪŋ/ Sharp, stabbing or piercing. the rains of the equinox had so soaked the earth that the cold oozed up through the soles of the shoes, lancinating cold of the approach of winter that grips hold of your belly and squeezes… …   Wiktionary

  • lancinating — Denoting a sharp cutting or tearing pain. [L. lancino, pp. atus, to tear] * * * lan·ci·nat·ing lan(t) sə .nāt iŋ adj characterized by piercing or stabbing sensations <lancinating pain> * * * adj. describing a sharp stabbing or cutting pain …   Medical dictionary

  • lancinating — adjective painful as if caused by a sharp instrument a cutting wind keen winds knifelike cold piercing knifelike pains piercing cold piercing criticism a stabbing pain lancinating pain …   Useful english dictionary

  • lancinating — lan·ci·nat·ing (lănʹsə nā tĭng) adj. Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.   [From lancinate, to stab, from Latin lancināre, lancināt , to lacerate.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lancinating — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by severity or intensity: acute, gnawing, knifelike, piercing, sharp, shooting, stabbing. See BIG …   English dictionary for students

  • lancinating — v. pierce, stab; lacerate, tear, rip …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lancinating — a. Piercing, darting, cutting …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lancinating — adj. describing a sharp stabbing or cutting pain …   The new mediacal dictionary

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