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Excruciate

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Verb (transitive)
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ex=cru=ci=ate

CIDE DICTIONARY

Excruciatea. [L. excruciatus, p. p. of excruciare to excruciate; ex out + cruciare to put to death on a cross, to torment. See Cruciate, Cross.].
     Excruciated; tortured.  [1913 Webster]
    "And here my heart long time excruciate."  [1913 Webster]
Excruciatev. t. 
     To inflict agonizing pain upon; to torture; to torment greatly; to rack; as, to excruciate the heart or the body.  [1913 Webster]
    "Their thoughts, like devils, them excruciate."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Excruciate, v.tr. (esp. as excruciating adj.) torment acutely (a person's senses); torture mentally.

Derivative
excruciatingly adv. excruciation n.
Etymology
L excruciare excruciat- (as EX-(1), cruciare torment f. crux crucis cross)

ROGET THESAURUS

Excruciate

Physical Pain

VB feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain, suffer, ache, smart, bleed, tingle, shoot, twinge, twitch, lancinate, writhe, wince, make a wry face, sit on thorns, sit on pins and needles, give pain, inflict pain, lacerate, pain, hurt, chafe, sting, bite, gnaw, gripe, pinch, tweak, grate, gall, fret, prick, pierce, wring, convulse, torment, torture, rack, agonize, crucify, cruciate, excruciate, break on the wheel, put to the rack, flog, grate on the ear.


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