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knife

, pl.

knives

(nīf, nīvz),
A cutting tool consisting of a relatively long, narrow blade with one edge sharpened and a handle. Various specialized knives are used in surgery and dissection. Knives may also be used as weapons to inflict injury or cause death.
[M.E. knif, fr. A.S. cnif, fr. O. Norse knīfr]

knife

(nīf)
n. pl. knives (nīvz)
1. A cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade attached to a handle.
2. A cutting edge; a blade.
v. knifed, knifing, knifes
v.tr.
To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.

knif′er n.

knife

(nīf)
A cutting instrument used in surgery and dissection.
[M.E. knif, fr. A.S. cnif, fr. O. Norse knīfr]

knife

(nīf)
A cutting tool consisting of a relatively long, narrow blade with one edge sharpened and a handle. Various specialized types are used in surgery and dissection.
[M.E. knif, fr. A.S. cnif, fr. O. Norse knīfr]

Patient discussion about knife

Q. Should I go for the knife? I have essential tremor for many years, and in the last few years it seems nothing helps it, and although I tried all the drugs my doctor could offer me, nothing helps. It really ruins my life, and recently I read about a surgery that suppose to treat it, called thalamotomy- does anyone know anything about it?

A. It's a possibility, and considered effective (reducing tremor in most of the patients). However, it has quite serious side effects, that can result even in weakness of some parts of your body. You should think really good before you opt for this treatment. Good luck!

More discussions about knife
References in classic literature ?
"You know that wonderful Indian knife that the twins have been making such a to-do about?
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The fetish man poised his knife. Trent hesitated no longer, but shot him deliberately through the heart.
Trent stooped down and, picking up the knife, cut the bonds which had bound the boy.
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Officers also used stop and search powers on more than 50 people during Operation Sceptre - a major crackdown by police on those adding to the surge in knife crime in the city.
A week of action is taking place with officers working with young people learning about the dangers of knife crime on the way to and from schools.
And that is just the headline news in a cruel crimewave that has seen more than 100 knife incidents in just ten weeks.