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Parf of speech: Verb, OED Year: 1400, OED Evaluation: N/A

To pierce with or as with a lance or a lancet; to cut, gash, slit. Also, to slit open; to open.

Speaker: No no I was just going to- my elbows here ah the joint- were festered with a boil that big on each side and they had- Interviewer: Eating candy (laughs)? Speaker: Had to b-- yup. And they had to be lanced. I had to go to the doctors and have them lanced because they were that big. I couldn't bend my arm for- for three months. And eventually- eventually ah the doctor told me (laughs) she- "You better cut back on that stuff. You're going to kill yourself."
To cut open with a lancet