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3 definitions found
 for stabbing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stab \Stab\ (st[a^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stabbed (st[a^]bd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Stabbing.] [Cf. OD. staven to fix, fasten,
     fr. stave, staff, a staff, rod; akin to G. stab a staff,
     stick, E. staff; also Gael. stob to stab, as n., a stake, a
     stub. Cf. Staff.]
     1. To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the
        thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a
        dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a
        person.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or
        slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stabbing
      adj 1: causing physical or especially psychological injury; "a
             stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of
             disloyalty" [syn: stabbing, wounding]
      2: 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" [syn: cutting, keen, knifelike,
         piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "stabbing":
     acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous,
     acrid, acrimonious, acute, afflictive, agonizing, astringent,
     atrocious, bayonetting, biting, bitter, brisk, caustic, corroding,
     corrosive, cramping, cruel, cutting, distressing, double-edged,
     edged, escharotic, excruciating, fierce, gnawing, grave, griping,
     hard, harrowing, harsh, hurtful, hurting, impalement, incisive,
     keen, knifelike, knifing, mordacious, mordant, painful, paroxysmal,
     penetrating, piercing, poignant, pungent, racking, rigorous, rough,
     scathing, scorching, severe, sharp, shooting, spasmatic, spasmic,
     spasmodic, stinging, strident, stringent, tart, the sword,
     tormenting, torturous, transfixion, trenchant, vehement, violent,
     virulent, vitriolic, withering
  
  

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