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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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