excoriate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ik-skôr'ē-āt", -skōr'-), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes.
  2. to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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