excoriation

[ik-skawr-ee-ey-shuhn, -skohr-]
noun
1.
the act of excoriating.
2.
the state of being excoriated.
3.
an excoriated place on the body.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English excoriacioun < Medieval Latin excoriātiōn- (stem of excoriātiō). See excoriate, -ion

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excoriate (ɪkˈskɔːrɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to strip (the skin) from (a person or animal); flay
2.  med to lose (a superficial area of skin), as by scratching, the application of chemicals, etc
3.  to denounce vehemently; censure severely
 
[C15: from Late Latin excoriāre to strip, flay, from Latin corium skin, hide]
 
excori'ation
 
n

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Abrasives give rise to a form of wound called an abrasion or even an excoriation.
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