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excoriate

[ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-] [ɪkˈskɔriˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-]
verb
  • to strip (the skin) from (a person or animal); flay
  • to denounce vehemently; censure severely
  • " 'Excoriate them!' some especially bloodthirsty and learned pirate yelled out to scattered cheering..."