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Definition of EXCORIATE

2 definitions found:

Excoriate \Ex*co"ri*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excoriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {excoriating}.] [L. excoriare; ex out + corium hide. cf. {Scourge}; see {Cuirass}.] To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any manner, as by rubbing, beating, or by the action of acrid substances. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "excoriate": abrade, assail, attack, bark, blister, castigate, decorticate, flay, fret, fustigate, gall, lash, pare, peel, roast, rub, scalp, scarify, scathe, scorch, scourge, skin, skin alive, slash, strip, trounce

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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