excruciate

  • 1 Excruciate — Ex*cru ci*ate, a. [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. Chapman. [1913 …

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  • 2 Excruciate — Ex*cru ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excruciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excruciating}.] 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… …

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  • 3 excruciate — index badger, harass Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 excruciate — 1560s, from L. excruciatus, pp. of excruciare to torture, torment, rack, plague; figuratively to afflict, harass, vex, torment, from ex out, thoroughly (see EX (Cf. ex )) + cruciare cause pain or anguish to, lit. crucify, from crux (gen. crucis)… …

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  • 5 excruciate — [eks kro͞o′shē āt΄, ikskro͞o′shē āt΄] vt. excruciated, excruciating [< L excruciatus, pp. of excruciare < ex , intens. + cruciare, to torture, crucify < crux, CROSS] 1. to cause intense bodily pain to; torture 2. to subject to mental… …

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  • 6 excruciate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin excruciatus, past participle of excruciare, from ex + cruciare to crucify, from cruc , crux cross Date: circa 1570 1. to inflict intense pain on ; torture 2. to subject to intense mental distress •… …

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  • 7 excruciate — /ik skrooh shee ayt /, v.t., excruciated, excruciating. 1. to inflict severe pain upon; torture: The headache excruciated him. 2. to cause mental anguish to; irritate greatly. [1560 70; < L excruciatus, ptp. of excruciare to torment, torture,… …

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  • 8 excruciate — verb to inflict intense pain or mental distress on (someone); to torture …

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  • 9 excruciate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To bring great harm or suffering to: afflict, agonize, anguish, curse, plague, rack, scourge, smite, strike, torment, torture. See ATTACK, HELP …

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  • 10 excruciate — ex·cru·ci·ate || ɪk skruːʃɪeɪt v. inflict severe pain upon; torture; irritate greatly …

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  • 11 excruciate — [ɪk skru:ʃɪeɪt, ɛk ] verb rare torment physically or mentally. Derivatives excruciation noun Origin C16: from L. excruciat , excruciare torment (based on crux, cruc a cross ) …

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  • 12 excruciate — v. a. Torture, torment, rack, agonize …

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  • 13 excruciate — v agonize, torture, rack, put [s.o.] on the rack, wring, crucify, martyr; pain, wound, hurt, scathe, pierce, stab, lacerate, put [s.o.] through the wringer; torment, persecute, abuse; anguish, distress, afflict, plague, harrow, rend …

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  • 14 excruciate — ex·cru·ci·ate …

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  • 15 excruciate — ex•cru•ci•ate [[t]ɪkˈskru ʃiˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing 1) to inflict severe pain upon; torture 2) to cause mental anguish to • Etymology: 1560–70; < L excruciātus, ptp. of excruciāre to torment, torture = ex I+cruciāre to torment (der. of… …

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  • 16 excruciate — /əksˈkruʃieɪt/ (say uhks kroohsheeayt), /ɛks / (say eks ) verb (t) (excruciated, excruciating) to inflict severe pain upon; torture: *It excruciated him to play at the Femina {Cabaret} at the best of times –criena rohan, 1963. {Latin excruciātus …

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  • 17 excruciate — v.tr. (esp. as excruciating adj.) torment acutely (a person s senses); torture mentally. Derivatives: excruciatingly adv. excruciation n. Etymology: L excruciare excruciat (as EX (1), cruciare torment f. crux crucis cross) …

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  • 18 Excruciated — Excruciate Ex*cru ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excruciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excruciating}.] 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… …

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  • 19 Excruciating — Excruciate Ex*cru ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excruciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excruciating}.] 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… …

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  • 20 pain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Suffering Noun 1. pain, suffering, sufferance; hurt, cut; discomfort, painfulness; discomfort, malaise; nightmare; anguish, agony, misery, excruciation, torment, torture, rack; Weltschmerz; distress,… …

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