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Excoriate   /ɛkskˈɔriˌeɪt/   Listen
Excoriate

verb
(past & past part. excoriated; pres. part. excoriating)
1.
Express strong disapproval of.  Synonyms: condemn, decry, objurgate, reprobate.  "These ideas were reprobated"
2.
Tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading.  Synonym: chafe.






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Words linked to "Excoriate" :   abrase, excoriation, denounce, abrade, rub down, corrade, rub off, reprobate



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