Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 02/27/17 Excoriate

Excoriate (verb)
excoriate [ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-]


verb (used with object), excoriated, excoriating.
1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes.
2. to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.

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Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin excoriātus (past participle of excoriāre to strip, skin). See ex-, corium, -ate

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