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excruciation

[ ik-skroo-shee-ey-shuhn ]
/ ɪkˌskru ʃiˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of excruciating.
the state of being excruciated.
an instance of this; torture.

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Origin of excruciation

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