Etymology
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excruciate (v.)

"to torture, torment, inflict very severe pain on," as if by crucifying, 1560s, from Latin excruciatus, past participle of excruciare "to torture, torment, rack, plague;" figuratively "to afflict, harass, vex, torment," from ex "out, out from; thoroughly" (see ex-) + cruciare "cause pain or anguish to," literally "crucify," from crux (genitive crucis) "a cross" (see crux).

updated on May 03, 2020

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Definitions of excruciate from WordNet

excruciate (v.)
torment emotionally or mentally;
Synonyms: torment / torture / rack
excruciate (v.)
subject to torture;
Synonyms: torture / torment
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