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excoriate

verb

Definition of EXCORIATE

1
to criticize harshly and usually publicly <the mayor had hardly been in office for a month before she was being excoriated for problems of very long standing>
2
to make sore by continued rubbing <the manacles had badly excoriated the prisoner's wrists>
Related Words graze, scrape, scratch; burn, inflame (also enflame); flay, peel, skin

March 30, 2015
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