transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
to stab, pierce, or tear: now rare except in medical use: a lancinating pain
Origin of lancinatefrom Classical Latin lancinatus, past participle of lancinare, to tear, akin to lacer: see lacerate
(third-person singular simple present lancinates, present participle lancinating, simple past and past participle lancinated)
- To pierce or stab (as with a lance), to lance.