[ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-]
verb (used with object), excoriated, excoriating.
to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes.
to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.

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)
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]

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Word Origin & History

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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