Word of the day

The word for today is…

excoriate (verb) – 1. (a) To censure strongly; denounce.
(b) To criticize (something) harshly.
2. To tear, scrape, or wear off (the skin).

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Early 15th century, from Late Latin excoriatus, past participle of excoriare “flay, strip off the hide,” from Latin ex “out, out of, off” + corium “hide, skin”. Figurative sense of “denounce, censure” first recorded in English 1708.

 


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