[ik-skawr-ee-ey-shuh n, -skohr-]
Origin of excoriation
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Examples from the Web for excoriation
When eczema is once inaugurated, excoriation is to be expected.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
His excoriation of Douglas was scornfully withering and scorching.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)
He also advises the employment of Castile soap, and of glycerine soap, should there be any excoriation of the skin.
In two days more, the eschars were adherent, and there was no further appearance of excoriation.
All the injuries of which we have spoken (excoriation, stripping off the bark, furrows), are not necessarily mortal.Thunder and Lightning
Word Origin and History for excoriation
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin excoriationem (nominative excoriatio), from Late Latin excoriare (see excoriate).
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