excoriation

[ ik-skawr-ee-ey-shuh n, -skohr- ]
/ ɪkˌskɔr iˈeɪ ʃən, -ˌskoʊr- /

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noun

the act of excoriating.
the state of being excoriated.
an excoriated place on the body.

Nearby words

  1. excommunicate,
  2. excommunication,
  3. excommunicative,
  4. excommunicatory,
  5. excoriate,
  6. excorticate,
  7. excrement,
  8. excremental,
  9. excrementally,
  10. excrementitious

Origin of excoriation

1375–1425; late Middle English excoriacioun < Medieval Latin excoriātiōn- (stem of excoriātiō). See excoriate, -ion

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Word Origin and History for excoriation

excoriation

n.

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin excoriationem (nominative excoriatio), from Late Latin excoriare (see excoriate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper