excorticate

excorticate

[eks-kawr-ti-keyt]
verb (used with object), excorticated, excorticating.

Origin:
1375–1425 for earlier adj. sense; 1650–60 for current sense; late Middle English excorticat hulled < Late Latin excorticātus, past participle of excorticāre to peel. See ex-1, cortex, -ate

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