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[ik-skawr-ee-ey-shuh n, -skohr-]
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  1. the act of excoriating.
  2. the state of being excoriated.
  3. an excoriated place on the body.
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Origin of excoriation

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

odium, curse, abhorrence, blasphemy, imprecation, condemnation, abomination, anathema, malediction, denunciation, damnation, detestation, hatred, profanity, loathing, contempt, vilification, excoriation, cursing, cussing

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Word Origin and History for excoriation


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

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