excoriation

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Etymology[edit]

excoriate +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛks.kɔ.ɹi.eɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: ex‧co‧ri‧at‧ion

Noun[edit]

excoriation (plural excoriations)

  1. The act of excoriating or flaying.
  2. The excoriated place, or the state of being excoriated or stripped of the skin; abrasion.
    • 1676, Richard Wiseman, “[A Treatise of Tumors.] Of an Herpes”, in Severall Chirurgical Treatises, London: Printed by E. Flesher and J[ohn] Macock, for R[ichard] Royston bookseller to His Most Sacred Majesty, and B[enjamin] Took at the Ship in St. Paul's Church-yard, OCLC 228770265, page 80:
      A Perſon of Honour, of a full Body abounding with ſharp Humours, was ſeized with an Herpes on his right Leg. [] [I]t inflamed and ſwelled very much, many Wheals aroſe, and fretted one into another, with great Excoriation.
  3. A severe verbal denouncing.

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