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Related to excoriation: neurotic excoriation
tr.v. ex·co·ri·at·ed, ex·co·ri·at·ing, ex·co·ri·ates
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.]
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.
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
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|Noun||1.||excoriation - 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
|2.||excoriation - severe censure|
n. excoriación, abrasión de la epidermis.