Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To tear; lacerate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To tear; to lacerate; to pierce or stab.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To pierce or stab (as with a lance), to lance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

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Examples

  • Through a minuscule pinhole in that lead block, he could now direct tiny, controlled doses of a furiously potent beam of X-rays—millions of electron volts of energy in concentrated bursts—to lancinate any cancer cell to death.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Through a minuscule pinhole in that lead block, he could now direct tiny, controlled doses of a furiously potent beam of X-rays—millions of electron volts of energy in concentrated bursts—to lancinate any cancer cell to death.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Through a minuscule pinhole in that lead block, he could now direct tiny, controlled doses of a furiously potent beam of X-rays—millions of electron volts of energy in concentrated bursts—to lancinate any cancer cell to death.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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