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VERB (2)

1. express strong disapproval of;
- Example: "We condemn the racism in South Africa"
- Example: "These ideas were reprobated"
[syn: condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate]

2. tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading;
- Example: "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
[syn: chafe, excoriate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Excoriate \Ex*co"ri*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excoriated; p. pr. & vb. n. excoriating.] [L. excoriare; ex out + corium hide. cf. Scourge; see Cuirass.] To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any manner, as by rubbing, beating, or by the action of acrid substances. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

excoriate v 1: express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated" [syn: condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate] 2: tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck" [syn: chafe, excoriate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "excoriate": abrade, assail, attack, bark, blister, castigate, decorticate, flay, fret, fustigate, gall, lash, pare, peel, roast, rub, scalp, scarify, scathe, scorch, scourge, skin, skin alive, slash, strip, trounce