excoriate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ik-skôr'ē-āt", -skōr'-), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
- to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes.
- to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.
- excoriate (Thesaurus)