excoriate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to-tear or wear off the skin of; abrade. See Synonyms at chafe.
    • To censure highly; denounce: an editorial that excoriated the management for the inaction.
    • To remove or wear off the epidermis of; to abrade; to gall; to split and remove the cuticle of, in every fashion, as by massaging, beating, or by the activity of acrid substances.
    • To tear or put on from the epidermis of; abrade. See Synonyms at chafe.
    • To censure strongly; denounce: an editorial that excoriated the management for its inaction.
    • To strip or put on from the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to-break and take away the cuticle of, in any fashion, as by rubbing, beating, or because of the action of acrid substances.
  • verb:
    • To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
    • To strongly denounce or censure.
    • express strong disapproval of
    • rip or wear off the skin or make aching by abrading
    • to put on from the epidermis of; to chafe or flay.
    • To highly denounce or censure.
    • express strong disapproval of
    • rip or put on from the epidermis or make aching by abrading
  • others:
    • To flay; strip off the skin of.
    • For this reason To abrade; gall; break and take away the external levels of (your skin) in every fashion.
    • To flay; strip off the skin of.
    • For this reason To abrade; gall; break and take away the exterior layers of (the skin) in virtually any way.

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