knifelike


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Adj.1.knifelike - cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
sharp - having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
2.knifelike - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctionsknifelike - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
3.knifelike - painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
sharp - keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
4.knifelike - having a sharp or distinct edge; "a narrow knifelike profile"
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
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knifelike

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It was furiously slit and slashed by the knifelike fire from the rifles.
Dr Sandeep Tewari, who was treating the boy, said the victim had deep wounds on chest and stomach that "seemed to have been inflicted with a knifelike sharp object".
The tension between husband and wife is so knifelike, it seems certain Elie knows about his wife's infidelity.
Variable N % Pain description Burning 5 62.5 Electric shock 2 25.0 Knifelike 1 12.5 Sensation description Pins and needles 4 44.4 Numb 2 22.2 Tingling 3 33.3 Sensory abnormalities Allodynia 5 62.5 Pinprick hyperalgesia 5 25.0 Cold hyperalgesia 2 12.5 Heat hyperalgesia 2 12.5 N: frequency; %: percentage.
The formed shot was trimmed using knifelike steel rule dies in presses adapted from the printing or shoe-making industries.
During the initial consultation, the patient described her right-sided neck pain and occipital headache as "knifelike" and stabbing.
Descriptions of phantom limb pain by patients are frequently referred to as knifelike, burning, sticking, throbbing, or shocking sensations [2].
Belingon capped the fight with a series of knifelike elbows on top of the helpless Okazaki.
Latin, decussata, meaning crossed; referring to the postgonites having a pair of broad knifelike sclerites, crossed apically in ventral view; a feminine adjective.
First, nerve trunk pain is described as aching, knifelike, or tender and is attributed to increased activity in mechanically or chemically sensitized nociceptors within the nerve sheath.
(By way of comparison, the Shimayliyah area to the north, between Masafi and the Gulf of Oman coast, includes three individual peaks that exceed 1100 metres, but otherwise the ridges in the Shimayliyah area are generally much lower, reaching 900 metres at only a few points, and they are invariably narrower and more precipitous, often knifelike.) At these elevations there are no roads and no present day agriculture, although intermittent cultivated areas extend up to nearly 500 metres in Wadi Hiluw, Wadi Al-Iyeli and Wadi Sfai, and a graded road on the western margin of the designated area rises to ca.