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excruciation

[ik-skroo-shee-ey-shuh n] /ɪkˌskru ʃiˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of excruciating.
2.
the state of being excruciated.
3.
an instance of this; torture.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Late Latin excruciātiōn- (stem of excruciātiō)
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