verb (used with object), ex·cru·ci·at·ed, ex·cru·ci·at·ing.
Origin of excruciate
Related Words for excruciateagonize, smite, curse, distress, torture, bother, hurt, harass, torment, mistreat, plague, anguish
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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."