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lancĭno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. cf. lacer, tear to pieces, to rend, mangle, lacerate (poet. and post-Aug.).
II. Trop., to destroy, consume, waste: Cat. 29, 18: “vitam (al. lanciniare),to fritter away, waste, Sen. Ep. 32, 2: “credulitatem facetiis jocularibus,Arn. 2, 47.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.19
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 9.13
    • Seneca, Epistulae, 32.2
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