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stab

(stab),
To pierce with a pointed instrument, as a knife or dagger.
[Gael. stob]

stab

Forensics
verb To thrust a sharp object into a victim and, usually, interrupt the skin surface.
 
Microbiology
noun Stab culture, see there.
 
verb To inoculate a semisolid bacterial growth medium, usually in a “slant” tube, with a jabbing motion performed with streaking, which combines anaerobic (“stab”) and aerobic (“streak”) conditions in the same test tube; used in triple sugar iron agar tubes.
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Another 19-year-old man also suffered stab wounds in the incident and was said to be in a stable condition.
Of 148 homicides from stabbing recorded by the Royal London Hospital, 67 had a single, fatal stab wound.
Now senior officers of the West Midland force are being to forced to rethink their policy on stab vests.
Stab City is a coming-of-age story, JD Salinger style.
"It's better to stab than to be stabbed," says Newman.
The suspect's violent rampage continued as he went on to stab two more people: a woman, who was stabbed multiple times in the back while the suspect robbed an insurance company; and a man at Chevron gas station, who was stabbed and slashed so badly that his nose was almsot severed.
The arrest was made after a witness found a man in his 20s with a stab wound in his neck in Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green.
Judilla reportedly tried to stab Labatos using a knife, but she managed to run to ask help from their neighbors.
He added that he would not stab Campos because the policeman was his uncle.
The police said that the stab had badly damaged the lungs of the victim.
"She was fully conscious and suffering from a stab wound to her upper body.