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Noun: excoriation  ek,sko-ree'ey-shun or ik,sko-ree'ey-shun
  1. An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    - abrasion, scratch, scrape
  2. Severe censure

Derived forms: excoriations

Type of: denouncement, denunciation, lesion, wound

Encyclopedia: Excoriation