Excoriate vs Desquamate - What's the difference?
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.
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:
* 2006 , Patrick Healy "
- Madeleina di Farja had described Ori, and Cutter had envisaged an angry, frantic, pugnacious boy eager to fight, excoriating his comrades for supposed quiescence.
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.
* (to wear off the skin of) abrade, chafe, flay
* (to strongly denounce or censure) condemn, disparage, reprobate, tear a strip off
To shed or peel