Etymology
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excoriation (n.)

"act of flaying, operation of stripping off the skin," hence "act or process of abrading, removal of the outer layers of the skin," mid-15c., excoriacioun, from Medieval Latin excoriationem (nominative excoriatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of Late Latin excoriare (see excoriate).

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Definitions of excoriation

excoriation (n.)
an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off;
Synonyms: abrasion / scratch / scrape
excoriation (n.)
severe censure;
From wordnet.princeton.edu