verb (used with object), ex·cru·ci·at·ed, ex·cru·ci·at·ing.
- excretory duct,
- excretory ductule of lacrimal gland,
- excretory gland,
- excretory system,
Origin of excruciate
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Word Origin for excruciate
1560s, from Latin excruciatus, past participle of excruciare "to torture, torment, rack, plague;" figuratively "to afflict, harass, vex, torment," from ex- "out, thoroughly" (see ex-) + cruciare "cause pain or anguish to," literally "crucify," from crux (genitive crucis) "cross."