excruciate

[ ik-skroo-shee-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF excruciate
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But I need not excruciate you any longer;—any commands for town?

He will be vulgarly stuck up, and excruciate me with every French word he attempts to pronounce.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin excruciatus, past participle of excruciare "to torture, torment, rack, plague;" figuratively "to afflict, harass, vex, torment," from ex- "out, thoroughly" (see ex-) + cruciare "cause pain or anguish to," literally "crucify," from crux (genitive crucis) "cross."

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