|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]|
|having many curves, bends, or turns; winding and indirect; devious.|
excoriate ex·co·ri·ate (ĭk-skôr'ē-āt')
v. ex·co·ri·at·ed, ex·co·ri·at·ing, ex·co·ri·ates
To scratch or otherwise abrade the skin by physical means.