Definition of Excoriation

1. Noun. An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.

Exact synonyms: Abrasion, Scrape, Scratch
Specialized synonyms: Graze, Rope Burn
Generic synonyms: Lesion, Wound
Derivative terms: Abrade, Excoriate, Scrape, Scrape, Scrape, Scratch, Scratch, Scratch, Scratchy



2. Noun. Severe censure.
Generic synonyms: Denouncement, Denunciation
Derivative terms: Excoriate

Definition of Excoriation

1. n. The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion.

Definition of Excoriation

1. Noun. The act of excoriating or flaying ¹

2. Noun. The excoriated place or the state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion. ¹

3. Noun. Severe verbal denouncing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excoriation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Excoriation

1. 1. The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion. 2. Stripping of possession; spoliation. "A pitiful excoriation of the poorer sort." (Howell) Origin: Cf. F. Excoriation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Excoriation

excommunicating
excommunication
excommunications
excommunicative
excommunicator
excommunicators
excommuning
excommunion
exconjugant
excoriable
excoriate
excoriated
excoriates
excoriating
excoriatingly
excoriation (current term)
excoriations
excorticate
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excorticates
excorticating
excortication
excortications
excosecant
excosecants
excreate
excreated
excreates
excreating
excreation

Literary usage of Excoriation

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1. Diseases of the skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"Chronic superficial excoriation of the tongue. Typical case. (Courtesy of Dr. Frederick G. Harris.) sharply defined, intensely red spots, from which, ..."

2. On the diseases, injuries, and malformations of the rectum and anus: With by Thomas John Ashton (1865)
"SIMPLE inflammation and excoriation of the anus is not of un- frequent occurrence in ... If the inflammation and excoriation are the result of obesity and ..."

3. Homoeopathic Domestic Medicine by Joseph Laurie (1848)
"When a yellow colour of the skin is present, which Chamomilla has not removed, and when the excoriation is extensive and severe. In very obstinate cases we ..."

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