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circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Latin excruciatus, past participle of excruciare, from ex- + cruciare to crucify, from cruc-, crux cross
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“Excruciate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excruciate. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.
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