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excoriation

[ik-skawr-ee-ey-shuh n, -skohr-] /ɪkˌskɔr iˈeɪ ʃən, -ˌskoʊr-/
noun
1.
the act of excoriating.
2.
the state of being excoriated.
3.
an excoriated place on the body.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English excoriacioun < Medieval Latin excoriātiōn- (stem of excoriātiō). See excoriate, -ion
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  • Abrasives give rise to a form of wound called an abrasion or even an excoriation.
Word Origin and History for excoriation
n.

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin excoriationem (nominative excoriatio), from Late Latin excoriare (see excoriate).

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