excoriate

[ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-]
verb (used with object), excoriated, excoriating.
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.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin excoriātus (past participle of excoriāre to strip, skin). See ex-1, corium, -ate1

unexcoriated, adjective
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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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excoriate
mid-15c., from L.L. excoriatus, pp. of excoriare "flay, strip off the hide," from L. ex- "off" + corium "hide, skin." Figurative sense of "denounce, censure" first recorded in English 1708. Related: Excoriated; excoriating.
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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.


ex·co'ri·a'tion n.
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Example sentences
The other tribes are demonized and excoriated regardless of the facts.
But the foster family he excoriated is now suing for libel.
But their opinions were widely excoriated as treachery and defeatism.
Capitalism's excesses get deservedly excoriated for causing today's global catastrophe.
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