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[ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-] /ɪkˈskɔr iˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-/

verb (used with object), excoriated, excoriating.
to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally:
He was excoriated for his mistakes.
to strip off or remove the skin from:
Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.
verb (transitive)
to strip (the skin) from (a person or animal); flay
(med) to lose (a superficial area of skin), as by scratching, the application of chemicals, etc
to denounce vehemently; censure severely

early 15c., from Late Latin excoriatus, past participle of excoriare “flay, strip off the hide,” from Latin ex- “off” (see ex-) + corium “hide, skin” (see corium). Figurative sense of “denounce, censure” first recorded in English 1708. Related: Excoriated; excoriating.

excoriate ex·co·ri·ate (ĭk-skôr’ē-āt’)
v. ex·co·ri·at·ed, ex·co·ri·at·ing, ex·co·ri·ates
To scratch or otherwise abrade the skin by physical means.
ex·co’ri·a’tion n.


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