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Definition of "excruciation" [ex•cru•ci•a•tion]

  • Some excruciating pain. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "excruciation" in a sentence
  • "My excruciation is such that I wouldn’t even think of asking the fairer sex to coffee, let alone proposing a long-term arrangement."
  • "Frey is, we are to understand, a man of sorrows, who has undergone excruciation if not crucifixion, and has been stigmatised by his bad press."
  • "They're more interesting, though seldom compelling, in the historical sections, which are themselves more interesting for the density of detail gleaned from the novel—the shared excruciation of foot binding, the secret language with which the friends communicate, the irresolvable conflict between their love for one another and the pull of dutiful wifedom."