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lancinating

adjective lan·ci·nat·ing \ˈlan(t)-sə-ˌnā-tiŋ\

Definition of LANCINATING

:  characterized by piercing or stabbing sensations <lancinating pain>
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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
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lancinating

adjective lan·ci·nat·ing \ˈlan(t)-sə-ˌnāt-iŋ\

Medical Definition of LANCINATING

:  characterized by piercing or stabbing sensations <lancinating pain>

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