excoriate

  • 1 excoriate — [v1] scrape layers off abrade, chafe, flay, fret, gall, peel, rub, scarify, scratch, skin, strip; concepts 211,215 excoriate [v2] denounce, criticize attack, berate, blister, castigate, censure, chastise, condemn, flay, lambaste, lash, rebuke,… …

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  • 2 Excoriate — Ex*co ri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excoriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {excoriating}.] [L. excoriare; ex out + corium hide. cf. {Scourge}; see {Cuirass}.] To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 excoriate — index castigate, censure, denounce (condemn), deprecate, disapprove (condemn), lash (attack verbally) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 excoriate — early 15c., from L.L. excoriatus, pp. of excoriare flay, strip off the hide, from L. ex off (see EX (Cf. ex )) + corium hide, skin (see CORIUM (Cf. corium)). Figurative sense of denounce, censure first recorded in English 1708. Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 excoriate — *abrade, chafe, fret, gall Analogous words: *strip, divest, denude, bare: flay, *skin: torture, torment, rack (see AFFLICT): tongue lash, revile, berate (see SCOLD) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 excoriate — ► VERB 1) chiefly Medicine damage or remove part of the surface of (the skin). 2) formal censure or criticize severely. DERIVATIVES excoriation noun. ORIGIN Latin excoriare to skin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 excoriate — [ek skôr′ē āt΄, ikskôr′ē āt΄] vt. excoriated, excoriating [ME excoriaten < L excoriatus, pp. of excoriare < ex , out, off + corium, the skin: see CORIUM] 1. to strip, scratch, or rub off the skin of; flay, abrade, chafe, etc. 2. to denounce …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 excoriate — [[t]ɪkskɔ͟ːrieɪt[/t]] excoriates, excoriating, excoriated VERB To excoriate a person or organization means to criticize them severely, usually in public. [FORMAL] [V n] He proceeded to excoriate me in front of the nurses. Syn: berate …

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  • 9 excoriate — coruscate, excoriate Confusion of these two somewhat literary words caused by the coincidence of the syllable cor and the ending ate is a common malapropism. To coruscate (from Latin coruscare) is to glitter or give off flashes of light, and it… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 excoriate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin excoriatus, past participle of excoriare, from Latin ex + corium skin, hide more at cuirass Date: 15th century 1. to wear off the skin of ; abrade 2. to censure scathingly… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 excoriate — /ik skawr ee ayt , skohr /, v.t., excoriated, excoriating. 1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes. 2. to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 excoriate — verb /ɪkˈskɔɹ.iˌeɪt,ɪkˈskoʊɹ.iˌeɪt/ a) To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay. Madeleina di Farja had described Ori, and Cutter had envisaged an angry, frantic, pugnacious boy eager to fight, excoriating his comrades for supposed quiescence.… …

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  • 13 excoriate — To scratch or otherwise strip off the skin by physical means. * * * ex·co·ri·ate (eks koґre āt) scratch (def. 1) …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 excoriate — Synonyms and related words: abrade, assail, attack, bark, blister, castigate, decorticate, flay, fret, fustigate, gall, lash, pare, peel, roast, rub, scalp, scarify, scathe, scorch, scourge, skin, skin alive, slash, strip, trounce …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 excoriate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. denounce, censure; skin, pare. See condemnation, divestment. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To remove strips of skin, bark, etc.] Syn. abrade, chafe, flay; see skin . 2. [To denounce] Syn. condemn,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 excoriate — ex|co|ri|ate [ıkˈsko:rieıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of excoriare, from Latin corium skin ] formal to express a very bad opinion of a book, play etc ▪ an excoriating review in the Times …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 excoriate — ex|co|ri|ate [ ık skɔri,eıt ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL to criticize someone or something very severely, especially in a public way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 excoriate — ex·co·ri·ate || eks kɔːrɪeɪt v. harshly criticize, denounce; remove the skin from …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 excoriate — [ɪk skɔ:rɪeɪt, ɛks ] verb 1》 Medicine damage or remove part of the surface of (the skin). 2》 formal criticize severely. Derivatives excoriation noun Origin ME: from L. excoriat , excoriare to skin , from ex out, from + corium skin, hide …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 excoriate — v. a. Flay, skin, gall, scar, scarify, score, gouge out, abrade, strip the skin from …

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