lancinating

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑːnsɪneɪtɪŋ/

Verb[edit]

lancinating

  1. Present participle of lancinate.

Adjective[edit]

lancinating (comparative more lancinating, superlative most lancinating)

  1. (especially of pain) Sharp, stabbing or piercing.
    • 1979, Angela Carter, ‘The Erl-King’, The Bloody Chamber, Vintage 2006, p. 96:
      the rains of the equinox had so soaked the earth that the cold oozed up through the soles of the shoes, lancinating cold of the approach of winter that grips hold of your belly and squeezes it tight.