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Excoriation  n.  
The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion.
Stripping of possession; spoliation. (Obs.) "A pitiful excoriation of the poorer sort."

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"Excoriation" Quotes from Famous Books

... — N. divestment; taking off &c v.. nudity; bareness &c adj.; undress; dishabille &c 225; the altogether; nudation^, denudation; decortication, depilation, excoriation, desquamation; molting; exfoliation; trichosis [Med.]. V. divest; uncover &c (cover) &c 223; denude, bare, strip; disfurnish^; undress, disrobe &c (dress, enrobe) &c 225; uncoif^; dismantle; put off, take off, cast off; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... it is," said the Irishman; "from the placer up beyant," he added, pointing to a washed-out excoriation on the steep upper slope of the mountain. "Major Evarts did be tellin' us we'd have the lawyers afther us hot-fut again if we didn't be lavin' ut ...
— A Fool For Love • Francis Lynde

... unfrequently found about the opening of the Stenonian duct, on the inside of the upper or lower lip, opposite the incisors, in some other part of the inside of the lip or cheek, or in more than one of these situations at the same time. Whether this be owing to excoriation from the discharge, or to some other cause, I cannot say; it has, however, in every instance which I have seen sufficiently early to witness its rise, been subsequent to the symptoms ...
— North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 • Various

... for counsel, protests and assistance to the fugitive, who would sometimes be present to narrate the woes of slavery. Sometimes our meetings would be attended by pro-slavery lookers-on, usually unknown, until excoriation of the Northern abettors of slavery was too severe to allow them to remain incognito, when they would reply: It is a sad commentary on a phase of human nature that the oppressed often, when vaulted into authority or greater equality of condition, become the most vicious of oppressors. It has been ...
— Shadow and Light - An Autobiography with Reminiscences of the Last and Present Century • Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

... the increased sense of warmth in the part, and by the greater opacity or spissitude of the material discharged; as the thinner parts are reabsorbed by the increased action of the absorbents, along with the saline part, whence no smarting or excoriation attends it. ...
— Zoonomia, Vol. II - Or, the Laws of Organic Life • Erasmus Darwin

Words linked to "Excoriation" :   wound, denouncement, rope burn, excoriate, lesion, graze, scrape, denunciation, abrasion, scratch

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