excruciate

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ex·cru·ci·ate

 (ĭk-skro͞o′shē-āt′)
tr.v. ex·cru·ci·at·ed, ex·cru·ci·at·ing, ex·cru·ci·ates
1. To inflict severe pain on; torture.
2. To inflict great mental distress on.

[Latin excruciāre, excruciāt- : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + cruciāre, to crucify, torture (from crux, cruc-, cross).]

ex·cru′ci·a′tion n.

excruciate

(ɪkˈskruːʃɪˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to inflict mental suffering on; torment
2. obsolete to inflict physical pain on; torture
[C16: from Latin excruciāre, from cruciāre to crucify, from crux cross]
exˌcruciˈation n

ex•cru•ci•ate

(ɪkˈskru ʃiˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to inflict severe pain upon; torture.
2. to cause mental anguish to.
[1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of excruciāre to torment, torture =ex- ex-1 + cruciāre to torment (derivative of crux cross)]
ex•cru`ci•a′tion, n.

excruciate


Past participle: excruciated
Gerund: excruciating

Imperative
excruciate
excruciate
Present
I excruciate
you excruciate
he/she/it excruciates
we excruciate
you excruciate
they excruciate
Preterite
I excruciated
you excruciated
he/she/it excruciated
we excruciated
you excruciated
they excruciated
Present Continuous
I am excruciating
you are excruciating
he/she/it is excruciating
we are excruciating
you are excruciating
they are excruciating
Present Perfect
I have excruciated
you have excruciated
he/she/it has excruciated
we have excruciated
you have excruciated
they have excruciated
Past Continuous
I was excruciating
you were excruciating
he/she/it was excruciating
we were excruciating
you were excruciating
they were excruciating
Past Perfect
I had excruciated
you had excruciated
he/she/it had excruciated
we had excruciated
you had excruciated
they had excruciated
Future
I will excruciate
you will excruciate
he/she/it will excruciate
we will excruciate
you will excruciate
they will excruciate
Future Perfect
I will have excruciated
you will have excruciated
he/she/it will have excruciated
we will have excruciated
you will have excruciated
they will have excruciated
Future Continuous
I will be excruciating
you will be excruciating
he/she/it will be excruciating
we will be excruciating
you will be excruciating
they will be excruciating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been excruciating
you have been excruciating
he/she/it has been excruciating
we have been excruciating
you have been excruciating
they have been excruciating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been excruciating
you will have been excruciating
he/she/it will have been excruciating
we will have been excruciating
you will have been excruciating
they will have been excruciating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been excruciating
you had been excruciating
he/she/it had been excruciating
we had been excruciating
you had been excruciating
they had been excruciating
Conditional
I would excruciate
you would excruciate
he/she/it would excruciate
we would excruciate
you would excruciate
they would excruciate
Past Conditional
I would have excruciated
you would have excruciated
he/she/it would have excruciated
we would have excruciated
you would have excruciated
they would have excruciated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.excruciate - torment emotionally or mentallyexcruciate - torment emotionally or mentally  
anguish, pain, hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
2.excruciate - subject to tortureexcruciate - subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
rack - torture on the rack
martyrise, martyrize, martyr - torture and torment like a martyr

excruciate

verb
To bring great harm or suffering to:
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