excruciating

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Present participle of excruciate, from Latin excruciātus, past participle of excruciō, from ex- + cruciō "I torment".

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excruciating (comparative more excruciating, superlative most excruciating)

  1. Causing great pain or anguish, agonizing
    the nation's most excruciating dilemma -- W. H. Ferry (Can we date this quote?)
  2. Exceedingly intense; extreme

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