Definition of excoriation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    excoriation

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌekskɔːriˈeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌekskɔːriˈeɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] (medical) a medical condition in which a person's skin is irritated and so starts to come off; an area of skin that is affected by this condition
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the act of criticizing somebody/something severely