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English noun: excoriation

1. excoriation (state) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Synonymsabrasion, scrape, scratch

Broader (hypernym)lesion, wound

Narrower (hyponym)graze, rope burn

2. excoriation (communication) severe censure

Broader (hypernym)denouncement, denunciation

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