excoriating
Excoriate Ex*co"ri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excoriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {excoriating}.] [L. excoriare; ex out + corium hide. cf. {Scourge}; see {Cuirass}.] To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any manner, as by rubbing, beating, or by the action of acrid substances. [1913 Webster]

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