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ex·co·ri·ate

(eks-kō'rē-āt),
To scratch or otherwise strip off the skin by physical means.

excoriate

(ĭk-skôr′ē-āt′)
tr.v. excori·ated, excori·ating, excori·ates
1.
a. To censure strongly; denounce: "preparing to excoriate him for his insufficient preparations" (Neil Bascomb).
b. To criticize (something) harshly: "After excoriating the vapid culture of movie-star worship ... he's ended up at that trough" (Maureen Dowd).
2. To tear, scrape, or wear off (the skin).

ex·co′ri·a′tion n.
ex·co′ri·a′tor n.

ex·co·ri·ate

(eks-kōr'ē-āt)
To scratch or otherwise denude the skin by physical means.
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Factitial dermatitis, defined as the intentional production of dermatologic signs, is similar to neurotic excoriations, but the lesions will typically be more elaborate than those in neurotic excoriations, and the patient will always deny causing them.
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Physical examination revealed multiple excoriations and pinpoint erythematous macules scattered throughout the trunk and lower legs (Figure, panel A), but no burrows or other findings suggestive of scabies were detectable with use of a common magnification lens.
The skin can appear normal or show evidence of skin damage due to scratching such as nodular scabs, scars, and excoriations (Narita, Iguchi, Omori, & Gejyo, 2008).
Sequelae indirectly related to the drug habit can be divided into psychogenic stigmata (neurotic excoriations, wrist scars from suicide attempts, etc.
All 12 patients who completed the randomized study had excoriations at baseline.
4) It thus entails the following differential diagnoses: contact dermatitis, Koebner reaction, lichen striatus, lymphangitis, pemphigus, pemphigoid, porphyria cutanea tarda, staphylococcal impetigo, basal cell carcinoma, vasculitis, sensory nerve lesions, excoriations due to scabies, pediculosis, and eczema.
The physical examination showed no vaginal discharge, fissuring, or excoriations.
Schoenberg was something of a radical free-thinker and an enthusiast of the excoriations of Karl Kraus, the apocalyptic journalist who had already described the Vienna of his time as the "experiment station for the end of the world.
Hart's proposal is sure to provoke controversy, if not excoriations, within the military.