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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin excoriātus, perfect participle of Latin excoriō (take the skin or hide off, flay). from ex (off) + corium (hide, skin).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪkˈskɔɹ.iˌeɪt/, /ɪkˈskoʊɹ.iˌeɪt/

VerbEdit

excoriate (third-person singular simple present excoriates, present participle excoriating, simple past and past participle excoriated)

  1. (transitive) To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
  2. (transitive) To strongly denounce or censure.
    • 2004, China Miéville, Iron Council, 2005 Trade paperback ed., →ISBN. p. 464:
      Madeleina di Farja had described Ori, and Cutter had envisaged an angry, frantic, pugnacious boy eager to fight, excoriating his comrades for supposed quiescence.
    • 2006, Patrick Healy "Spitzer and Clinton Win in N.Y. Primary," New York Times, 13 Sep. (retrieved 7 Oct. 2008):
      Mr. Green, a former city public advocate and candidate for mayor in 2001, ran ads excoriating Mr. Cuomo’s ethics.

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