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.
to denounce or berate severely:
He was excoriated for his mistakes.
to strip off or remove the skin from.
Origin of excoriate:
1375–1425; late ME < LL excoriātus, ptp. of excoriāre to strip, skin
condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate(verb)
express strong disapproval of
"We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
"This leash chafes the dog's neck"
To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
To strongly denounce or censure.
Origin: From excoriatus, perfect participle of excorio. from ex + corium.
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