- excretory duct,
- excretory ductule of lacrimal gland,
- excretory gland,
- excretory system,
Origin of excruciating
verb (used with object), ex·cru·ci·at·ed, ex·cru·ci·at·ing.
Origin of excruciate
Examples from the Web for excruciating
Her back popped, leaving the former softball star frozen in excruciating pain.
The pain was so excruciating that talking was difficult for the man.
Bucca ignored what must have been excruciating pain as he made his way to the bedside of Police Officer Steven McDonald.
I was in pain everywhere, my pelvic area was in excruciating pain.
That is my faith, even if the pain of the present moment is too excruciating to envision what it might be.
What does it not pay of excruciating suspense, of hateful, laborious forebearance and unnatural self-denial?The Wanderer (Volume 1 of 5)|Fanny Burney
When the subject is caused to walk, symptoms of excruciating pain are manifested in all acute cases of laminitis.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
The blood gushed out before he had finished, the pain was excruciating, but he showed no sign of flinching.Long Live the King|Guy Boothby
Here the excruciating anguish of the father, overcame that of the dying man.A Simple Story|Mrs. Inchbald
"Then we'll push on at once," she gasped, as if speech itself were an excruciating effort.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
Word Origin for excruciate
1590s, present participle adjective from excruciate. Related: Excruciatingly.
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."