ex·​co·​ri·​a·​tion (ˌ)ek-ˌskōr-ē-ˈā-shən, -ˌskȯr- How to pronounce excoriation (audio)
: the act of abrading or wearing off the skin
chafing and excoriation of the skin
: a raw irritated lesion (as of the skin or a mucosal surface)
excoriate transitive verb
excoriated; excoriating

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“Excoriation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/excoriation. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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