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 for excoriation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excoriation \Ex*co`ri*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. excoriation.]
     1. The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being
        excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion.
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     2. Stripping of possession; spoliation. [Obs.]
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              A pitiful excoriation of the poorer sort. --Howell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off [syn:
           abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation]
      2: severe censure

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