excorticate

[ eks-kawr-ti-keyt ]
/ ɛksˈkɔr tɪˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), ex·cor·ti·cat·ed, ex·cor·ti·cat·ing.


Nearby words

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

Origin of excorticate

1375–1425 for earlier adj. sense; 1650–60 for current sense; late Middle English excorticat hulled < Late Latin excorticātus, past participle of excorticāre to peel. See ex-1, cortex, -ate1

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