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ex·co·ri·ate

excoriate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk sko ri eIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: excoriates, excoriating, excoriated
definition 1: to denounce or criticize severely.
The company's CEO was excoriated for his wrongful actions and was forced to resign.
similar words:
abuse, chastise, run down, scorch, score
definition 2: to abrade or tear away the skin of.
similar words:
skin
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derivation: excoriation (n.)