1. [syn: abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation]
2. severe censure;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off [syn:
abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation]
2: severe censure