Definition of Excruciation

1. Noun. A state of acute pain.

Exact synonyms: Agony, Suffering
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain
Specialized synonyms: Throe, Passion, Passion Of Christ
Derivative terms: Agonal, Agonise, Agonise, Agonist, Agonize, Excruciate, Excruciate, Suffer, Suffer



2. Noun. The infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering.
Exact synonyms: Crucifixion
Generic synonyms: Torture, Torturing
Derivative terms: Crucify, Excruciate

Definition of Excruciation

1. n. The act of inflicting agonizing pain, or the state of being thus afflicted; that which excruciates; torture.

Definition of Excruciation

1. Noun. Some excruciating pain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excruciation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Excruciation

excretorily
excretory duct
excretory ducts of lacrimal gland
excretory ductules of lacrimal gland
excretory organ
excretory product
excruciable
excruciate
excruciated
excruciates
excruciating
excruciatingly
excruciation (current term)
excruciations
excrudescence
excrudescences
excrutiate
excsc
excubant
excubation
excubitoria
excubitorium
excudit
exculpable
exculpate
exculpated
exculpates

Literary usage of Excruciation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1909)
"Saleh. his nerves sawed to excruciation by that host of staring eyes, calm, emotionless faces, and silent immovable ligures, felt as though he would ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1903)
"... placid, English orders themselves, in their country houses, on their lawns, with possibilities of woe and excruciation there also; the routes of travel, ..."

3. The Bookman (1908)
"i//ia last excruciation of his ailment, vanishes. The Most Reverend Father in God stands blinking for recognition. Pained at the nonfulfillment of this ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Excruciation on Dictionary.com!Search for Excruciation on Thesaurus.com!Search for Excruciation on Google!Search for Excruciation on Wikipedia!

Search