Definitions for excoriateɪkˈskɔr iˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•co•ri•ateɪkˈskɔr iˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to denounce or berate severely:

    He was excoriated for his mistakes.

  2. to strip off or remove the skin from.

Origin of excoriate:

1375–1425; late ME < LL excoriātus, ptp. of excoriāre to strip, skin

ex•co`ri•a′tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate(verb)

    express strong disapproval of

    "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"

  2. chafe, excoriate(verb)

    tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

    "This leash chafes the dog's neck"

Wiktionary

  1. excoriate(Verb)

    To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.

  2. excoriate(Verb)

    To strongly denounce or censure.

  3. Origin: From excoriatus, perfect participle of excorio. from ex + corium.

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