[ lan-suh-neyt ]
/ ˈlæn səˌneɪt /
verb (used with object), lan·ci·nat·ed, lan·ci·nat·ing.
to stab or pierce.
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Origin of lancinate
1595–1605; < Latin lancinātus past participle of lancināre to tear to pieces, akin to lanius butcher, lacer torn; see -ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM lancinatelan·ci·na·tion, noun
Words nearby lancinate
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British Dictionary definitions for lancinate
/ (ˈlɑːnsɪˌneɪt) /
(esp of pain) sharp or cutting
Derived forms of lancinatelancination, noun
Word Origin for lancinate
C17: from Latin lancinātus pierced, rent; related to lacer mangled
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