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lan·ci·nat·ing

 (lăn′sə-nā′tĭng)
adj.
Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.

[From lancinate, to stab, from Latin lancināre, lancināt-, to lacerate.]
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Adj.1.lancinating - 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"
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lancinating

adjective
Marked by severity or intensity:
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lan·ci·nat·ing

a. lancinante, rel. a un dolor agudo con sensación de pinchazos.
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Such men will well understand the lancinating pains of the cancer which was now consuming Athanase; they have gone through those long and bitter deliberations made in presence of some grandiose purpose they had not the means to carry out; they have endured those secret miscarriages in which the fructifying seed of genius falls on arid soil.
These patients lacked the "lancinating" character of pain typical of neuralgia and rather described their pain was intermittent and disturbing in nature.
This is characterized by episodes of unilateral, lancinating, shock- like pains and are also intermixed with pain free episodes.
He used to be depressed because the attacks of lancinating pain disturbed his sleep at night and in the morning left him drowsy and unable to perform his daily chores.
One patient had herpes zoster, affecting T4-t7 thoracic dermatome on the right side, presenting with radicular lancinating pain (Table-3).
Patients have unilateral lancinating pain in the tragus and anterior part of the ear, as well as in the posterior part of the temporal bone (Figure 2(d)).
Although painless neuropathy and lancinating pain have both been described in cases of HSAN I [3, 4], it is unclear how each mutation corresponds to painful or painless phenotypes.
They often cause an excessive response with sharp lancinating pain along the affected nerve when they are stimulated.
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[6] The symptoms of nuchal pain, and lancinating sensation with loss of power of upper and lower limb muscles indicate atlantoaxial joint disease with bursitis and subluxation of joint due to RA.
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