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- v. To pierce or stab (as with a lance), to lance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To tear; to lacerate; to pierce or stab.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To tear; lacerate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
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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.