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lancinate

[ lan-suh-neyt ]

verb (used with object)

, lan·ci·nat·ed, lan·ci·nat·ing.
  1. to stab or pierce.


lancinate

/ ˈlɑːnsɪˌneɪt /

adjective

  1. (esp of pain) sharp or cutting


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Derived Forms

  • ˌlanciˈnation, noun
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Other Words From

  • lanci·nation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lancinate1

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin lancinātus, past participle of lancināre “to tear to pieces,” akin to lanius “butcher,” lacer “torn, mangled, mutilated”; -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lancinate1

C17: from Latin lancinātus pierced, rent; related to lacer mangled

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