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excruciation

[ ik-skroo-shee-ey-shuhn ]

noun

  1. the state of being excruciated.
  2. an instance of this; torture.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of excruciation1

1610–20; < Late Latin excruciātiōn- (stem of excruciātiō )

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Example Sentences

It is possible the matter might have blown over without more excruciation if nothing else had happened.

The proper bows were interchanged; and then came Crang's excruciation.

Only meanwhile he wants—it was a phrase of his own—to keep all the excruciation for his own private enjoyment.

Of her originally sprang the inspired teaching of the doom of men to excruciation in endlessness.

To be far off the key is to be in another key, but to smite at a note and muff it is excruciation.

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