Meaning of “excoriate” in the English Dictionary

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"excoriate" in British English

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excoriateverb [ T ]

uk /ekˈskɔː.ri.eɪt/ us /ekˈskɔːr.i.eɪt/ 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.

(Definition of “excoriate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)