v. a.
Tear, rend, sever, mangle, lacerate, laniate, claw, tear to pieces.

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  • Lancinate — Lan ci*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lancinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lancinating}.] [L. lancinatus, p. p. of lancinare to fear.] To tear; to lacerate; to pierce or stab. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lancinate — I verb break through, cleave, cut, cut into, discerp, divide, empierce, fractionalize, fragment, gash, gore, impale, incise, knife, lacerate, lance, make an incision, penetrate, perforate, pierce, prick, puncture, rend, rip, rive, slash, slit,… …   Law dictionary

  • lancinate — [lan′sināt΄] vt. lancinated, lancinating [< L lancinatus, pp. of lancinare, to tear, akin to lacer: see LACERATE] to stab, pierce, or tear: now rare except in medical use [a lancinating pain] lancination n …   English World dictionary

  • lancinate — v.t. [L. lancinare, to tear to pieces] To tear, lacerate, pierce or stab …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lancinate — lancination, n. /lan seuh nayt /, v.t., lancinated, lancinating. to stab or pierce. [1595 1605; < L lancinatus ptp. of lancinare to tear to pieces, akin to lanius butcher, lacer torn; see ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lancinate — verb To pierce or stab (as with a lance), to lance …   Wiktionary

  • lancinate — Synonyms and related words: agonize, bloody, claw, convulse, crucify, excruciate, harrow, impale, kill by inches, lacerate, macerate, martyr, martyrize, punish, rack, rip, savage, scarify, torment, torture, wring …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lancinate — v. pierce, stab; lacerate, tear, rip …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lancinate — lan·ci·nate …   English syllables

  • lancinate — lan•ci•nate [[t]ˈlæn səˌneɪt[/t]] v. t. nat•ed, nat•ing to stab or pierce • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L lancinātus, ptp. of lancināre to tear to pieces …   From formal English to slang

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