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 - 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:
Translations
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I was on the point of exclaiming--and the air of excruciation in my face would have denoted a moral face--"Don't, Juliana; for HIS sake, don't!" But I controlled myself and asked less passionately: "Why should I remain so long as that?"
It is possible the matter might have blown over without more excruciation if nothing else had happened.
visions, excruciations of the saints and martyrs, one made to consume