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excorticate

[eks-kawr-ti-keyt] /ɛksˈkɔr tɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), excorticated, excorticating.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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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