excruciate


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, equiv. to ex- EX-1 + cruciare to torment, crucify (deriv. of crux cross); see ATE1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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