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Meaning of EXCRUCIATE

Pronunciation:  ik'skrooshee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  subject to torture
  2. [v]  torment emotionally or mentally
 

EXCRUCIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: rack, torment, torment, torture, torture
 
 See Also: anguish, hurt, injure, martyr, martyrise, martyrize, pain, rack, wound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*cru"ci*ate\, a. [L. excruciatus, p. p. of
    excruciare to excruciate; ex out + cruciare to put to death
    on a cross, to torment. See {Cruciate}, {Cross}.]
    Excruciated; tortured.
    
          And here my heart long time excruciate.  --Chapman.
    
    
  2. \Ex*cru"ci*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excruciated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Excruciating}.]
    To inflict agonizing pain upon; to torture; to torment
    greatly; to rack; as, to excruciate the heart or the body.
    
          Their thoughts, like devils, them excruciate.
                                                   --Drayton.
    
    
 

 

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