AskDefine | Define excruciate

Dictionary Definition

excruciate

Verb

1 torment emotionally or mentally [syn: torment, torture, rack]
2 subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible" [syn: torture, torment]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

ik-'skrü-shE-"Ate

Etymology

excruciatus, past participle of excruciare, from ex- + cruciare to crucify, from cruc-, crux cross - to work against; oppose. esp. to incite reaction.

Verb

  1. to inflict intense pain or mental distress on (someone); to torture
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1