excruciate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.ˈskru.ʃi.eɪ̯t/, /ɛk.ˈskru.si.eɪ̯t/
  • enPR: ik-'skrü-shE-"Ate

Etymology[edit]

From Latin excruciātus, past participle of excruciō, from ex- +‎ cruciō, from the base of crux (cross).

Verb[edit]

excruciate (third-person singular simple present excruciates, present participle excruciating, simple past and past participle excruciated)

  1. (transitive) To inflict intense pain or mental distress on (someone); to torture.

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Adjective[edit]

excruciate (comparative more excruciate, superlative most excruciate)

  1. (obsolete) Excruciated; tortured.
    • Chapman
      And here my heart long time excruciate.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

excruciāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of excruciō