Definition of excoriate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    excoriate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪkˈskɔriˌeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they excoriate
     
    he / she / it excoriates
     
    past simple excoriated
     
    -ing form excoriating
     
     
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  1. 1excoriate something (medical) to irritate a person's skin so that it starts to come off
  2. 2excoriate somebody/something (formal) to criticize someone or something severely
excoriation
 
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NAmE//ɪkˌskɔriˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable]
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