• IPA: /ɛk.ˈskɹu.ʃi.eɪ̯t/, /ɛk.ˈskɹu.si.eɪ̯t/

excruciate (excruciates, present participle excruciating; past and past participle excruciated)

  1. (transitive) To inflict intense pain or mental distress on (someone); to torture.
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  1. (obsolete) Excruciated; tortured.
    • 1616, George Chapman's translation of Homer's Odyssey
      And here my heart long time excruciate
      Amongst the leaves I rested all that night.

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