Excoriate

Definition of Excoriate

Ex`co´ri`ate
v. t.1.To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any manner, as by rubbing, beating, or by the action of acrid substances.
[imp. & p. p. Excoriated ; p. pr. & vb. n. excoriating .]

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abrade, assail, attack, bark, blister, castigate, decorticate, flay, fret, fustigate, gall, lash, pare, peel, roast, rub, scalp, scarify, scathe, scorch, scourge, skin, skin alive, slash, strip, trounce
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