Definitions for excoriateɪkˈskɔr iˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-

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  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"


  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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