- to stab or pierce.
Origin of lancinate
Related Words for lancinatingaciculate, acuminate, acute, barbed, cuspate, cuspidate, fine, gnawing, jagged, keen, peaked, piercing, pointed, pointy, prickly, salient, serrated, shooting, stabbing, tapering
Examples from the Web for lancinating
Historical Examples of lancinating
Perhaps never before, only once in any case, did I experience an excitement so lancinating as I experienced that day.Memoirs of My Dead Life
The whole mamma was large and hard, and the seat of lancinating pain.
Pains of a lancinating character, extended over the head and neck, producing sickness and want of sleep.
Lancinating pains continually tormented the patient; especially on attempting to masticate.
Finally, there may be severe local burning or lancinating pains, particularly after meals.
- (esp of pain) sharp or cutting
Word Origin for lancinate
- Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.