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EtymologyEdit

Present participle of excruciate, from Latin excruciō, from ex- + cruciō (I torment).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛkˈskɹuːʃiːeɪtɪŋ/, /ɪkˈskɹuːsiːeɪtɪŋ/
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AdjectiveEdit

excruciating (comparative more excruciating, superlative most excruciating)

  1. Causing great pain or anguish, agonizing
    • W. H. Ferry, (Can we date this quote?)
      the nation's most excruciating dilemma
  2. Exceedingly intense; extreme

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