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English definition of “excoriate”


verb [T]     /ekˈskɔː.ri.eɪt/ US  /-ˈskɔːr.i-/ formal
to write or say that a play , book , political action , etc. is very bad : His latest novel received excoriating reviews . The president excoriated the Western press for their biased views .Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of excoriate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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