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excoriation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excoriation  \Ex*co`ri*a"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  excoriation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  excoriating  or  flaying,  or  state  of  being 
  excoriated,  or  stripped  of  the  skin;  abrasion. 
 
  2.  Stripping  of  possession;  spoliation.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  pitiful  excoriation  of  the  poorer  sort.  --Howell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excoriation 
  n  1:  an  abraded  area  where  the  skin  is  torn  or  worn  off  [syn:  {abrasion}, 
  {scratch},  {scrape}] 
  2:  severe  censure 




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