knifelike
adjective see knife I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • knifelike — adjective Resembling a knife or its effects. The patient reported a knifelike pain in his abdomen …   Wiktionary

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  • piercing — adjective 1. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions an acute observer of politics and politicians incisive comments icy knifelike reasoning as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang penetrating insight frequent …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lancinate — 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 — 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

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