Definition of excoriate in English:
1 formal Censure or criticize severely: the papers that had been excoriating him were now lauding him
More example sentences
- Critics excoriating him for other aspects of his film show an equal lack of sensitivity to the challenges that come with highly structured storytelling.
- One letter writer to the newspaper excoriated those people for complaining about not being able to get their vehicles out of the lot.
- The local radio talk show excoriated him as a fiend; the daily paper denounced a magistrate for providing him bail.
2chiefly Medicine Damage or remove part of the surface of (the skin).
- People with this condition have a rash, pruritis, and excoriated crythematous skin in body folds, axillae, and groin.
- Most people inherently recognise what they call bright or fresh red bleeding, and tend to attribute that to a local cause such as a haemorrhoid or an anal fissure, or even just some excoriated itchy skin.
- Mucopurulent otorrhea and excoriated skin may also be present.
late Middle English: from Latin excoriat- 'skinned', from the verb excoriare, from ex- 'out, from' + corium 'skin, hide'.
- Example sentences
- Quite often, there is absolutely nothing to see on these patients skin, apart from self induced excoriations.
- Activists had to encounter an initially dismissive public, hostile populist politicians, excoriation by religious fundamentalists and the slow wheels of government.
- Nevertheless, all major networks signed on to the war effort with embarrassingly little resistance, the First Amendment taking second place to their fear of public excoriation by the President.
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