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EXCORIATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excoriate mean? 

EXCORIATE (verb)
  The verb EXCORIATE has 2 senses:

1. express strong disapproval of
2. tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

  Familiarity information: EXCORIATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCORIATE (verb)


Sense 1excoriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express strong disapproval of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

condemn; decry; excoriate; objurgate; reprobate

Context examples:

We condemn the racism in South Africa / These ideas were reprobated

Hypernyms (to "excoriate" is one way to...):

denounce (speak out against)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2excoriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

excoriate; chafe

Context example:

This leash chafes the dog's neck

Hypernyms (to "excoriate" is one way to...):

abrade; abrase; corrade; rub down; rub off (wear away)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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