Pronunciation: (ik-skôr'ē-āt", -skōr'-), [key]
—v.t., -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes.
2. to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.
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