lancinate

[lan-suh-neyt]
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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
Related formslan·ci·na·tion, noun
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lancinate

adjective
  1. (esp of pain) sharp or cutting
Derived Formslancination, noun

Word Origin for lancinate

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

lancinating

[lănsə-nā′tĭng]
adj.
  1. Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.
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