Excoriation - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ekˈskɔːriˌeʃən|
Brit.  |ɪkˌskɔːrɪˈeɪʃən|

noun

- an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off (syn: abrasion, scrape, scratch)
- severe censure

Examples

He was excoriated as a racist.

The candidates have publicly excoriated each other throughout the campaign.

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