excoriation


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ex·co·ri·ate

 (ĭk-skôr′ē-āt′)
tr.v. ex·co·ri·at·ed, ex·co·ri·at·ing, ex·co·ri·ates
1.
a. To censure strongly; denounce: "preparing to excoriate him for his insufficient preparations" (Neil Bascomb).
b. To criticize (something) harshly: "After excoriating the vapid culture of movie-star worship ... he's ended up at that trough" (Maureen Dowd).
2. To tear, scrape, or wear off (the skin).

[Middle English excoriaten, from Latin excoriāre, excoriāt- : ex-, ex- + corium, skin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·co′ri·a′tion n.
ex·co′ri·a′tor n.
Usage Note: Traditionally, one excoriates people, not things, but in recent years the verb has been given a wider variety of objects, and the Usage Panel does not object. In our 2002 survey, 83 percent of the Panel accepted the sentence The party's national convention and its platform were excoriated by a contemptuous press, where the verb acts upon products of human effort.

excoriation

Obsolete, the act of stripping of possessions wrongfully and by force; spoliation or robbery.
See also: Theft
the process of removing the skin or outer layer; flaying. See also skin.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excoriation - an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn offexcoriation - an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
graze - a superficial abrasion
rope burn - abrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope
wound, lesion - an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
2.excoriation - severe censure
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
Translations

ex·co·ri·a·tion

n. excoriación, abrasión de la epidermis.

excoriation

n excoriación f
References in classic literature ?
Fixing my eyes steadily upon his left cheek, which was traversed by four parallel excoriations showing blood, I said:
Upon examining it, many excoriations were perceived, no doubt occasioned by the violence with which it had been thrust up and disengaged.
And though Kennan's excoriation of Soviet communism never waned one bit at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, where he retired to become an unforgettable teacher, the true genius of the containment notion was its aim: not to provoke uncertainty but offer a bedrock of predictability.
His excoriation of illegal Mexican immigrants - and the fight with corporate entities and celebrities that ensued - built up a core base of support within the Republican Party that helped him earn the party's nomination.
Well, in fairness, it probably comes as some light relief after the usual excoriation over screwing up the last election and Brexit.
Tradipitant showed significant improvements in several clinical features of severity of atopic dermatitis, including excoriation, erythema, oozing and dryness.
Specifically, tradipitant showed significant improvements in several clinical features of severity of atopic dermatitis, including excoriation, erythema, oozing and dryness.
Psychogenic excoriation responding to fluoxetine: a case report.
An affronted O'Reilly summoned Will, a Fox News contributor at the time, for an on-air excoriation.
After applying the cream for 1–2 weeks, all of them experienced local skin reactions ranging from mild erythema, edema to severe reactions such as excoriation, erosion, ulceration, along with burning, pain, itching in the treated area [Table 1].
Excessive rubbing of nose and cleaning the nose repeatedly also causes erythema and excoriation of vestibular skin.
This is especially needed if complication like leak around the appliance, skin excoriation, prolapse and problems with its high output occurs6.