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excruciate

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verb ex·cru·ci·ate \ik-ˈskrü-shē-ˌāt\

Definition of excruciate

excruciatedexcruciating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to inflict intense pain on :  torture

  3. 2 :  to subject to intense mental distress

excruciation play \-ˌskrü-shē-ˈā-shən, -sē-\ noun


Examples of excruciate in a sentence

  1. <she has long been excruciated by a persistent pain in her knee>



Origin of excruciate

Latin excruciatus, past participle of excruciare, from ex- + cruciare to crucify, from cruc-, crux cross


First Known Use: circa 1570


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