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Meaning of EXCORIATION

Pronunciation:  ik`skowree'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  severe censure
  2. [n]  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
 

EXCORIATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: abrasion, scrape, scratch
 
 See Also: denouncement, denunciation, graze, lesion, rope burn, wound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*co`ri*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. excoriation.]
1. The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being
   excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion.

2. Stripping of possession; spoliation. [Obs.]

         A pitiful excoriation of the poorer sort. --Howell.

 

 

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