verb (used with object), lan·ci·nat·ed, lan·ci·nat·ing.

to stab or pierce.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(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




Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.
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