Excoriate vs Desquamate - What's the difference?

excoriate | desquamate |


As verbs the difference between excoriate and desquamate

is that excoriate is to wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay while desquamate is to shed or peel.

excoriate

English

Verb

(excoriat)
  • To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
  • To strongly denounce or censure.
  • * 2004 , , Iron Council , 2005 Trade paperback ed., ISBN 0-345-45842-7. p. 464:
  • Madeleina di Farja had described Ori, and Cutter had envisaged an angry, frantic, pugnacious boy eager to fight, excoriating his comrades for supposed quiescence.
  • * 2006 , Patrick Healy " Spitzer and Clinton Win in N.Y. Primary," New York Times , 13 Sep. (retrieved 7 Oct. 2008):
  • Mr. Green, a former city public advocate and candidate for mayor in 2001, ran ads excoriating Mr. Cuomo’s ethics.

    Synonyms

    * (to wear off the skin of) abrade, chafe, flay * (to strongly denounce or censure) condemn, disparage, reprobate, tear a strip off

    Derived terms

    * excoriator * excoriation

    Anagrams

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    desquamate

    English

    Verb

    (desquamat)
  • To shed or peel