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Transfixion

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Transfixion The act of transfixing, or the state of being transfixed, or pierced.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transfixion The act of transfixing, or piercing through; the act of piercing and thus fastening.
    • n transfixion The state of being transfixed or pierced.
    • n transfixion In surgery, a method of amputating by piercing the limb transversely with the knife and cutting from within outward.
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Usage

In literature:

Penetration or even complete transfixion of the brain is not always attended with serious symptoms.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Presently he sank back into his chair, holding one hand to his heart, that still throbbed from the strange transfixion.
"The Happy Hypocrite" by Max Beerbohm
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