Excoriate meaning

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To criticize (something) harshly.
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The definition of excoriate is to chafe, abrade or wear off the skin.

A tight bracelet that rubs against your skin, chafing it and causing redness and irritation is an example of something that excoriates.

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To excoriate is defined as to condemn, criticize thoroughly or express strong disapproval.

When you thoroughly condemn a certain behavior, this is an example of a time when you excoriate.

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To tear, scrape, or wear off (the skin).
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To censure strongly; denounce.
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To strip, scratch, or rub off the skin of; flay, abrade, chafe, etc.
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To denounce harshly.
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To tear, scrape, or wear off the skin.
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To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
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To strongly denounce or censure.
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Origin of excoriate

From Late Latin excoriātus, perfect participle of Latin excoriō (“take the skin or hide off, flay”). from ex (“off”) + corium (“hide, skin”).