lancinating

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

Definition of lancinating

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

Origin and Etymology 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 Dictionary

lancinating

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

Medical Definition of lancinating

  1. :  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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