Definition of lancinating
: characterized by piercing or stabbing sensations <lancinating pain>
Origin of lancinating
lancinate to pierce, from Latin lancinatus, past participle of lancinare; akin to Latin lacerare to rend — more at lacerate
First Known Use: 1762
Medical Definition of lancinating
: characterized by piercing or stabbing sensations <The patient's lancinating pain is clearly indicative of nerve irritation …—Milton Alter, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 1 June 1984>
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