excruciation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n excruciation the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering
    • n excruciation a state of acute pain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Excruciation The act of inflicting agonizing pain, or the state of being thus afflicted; that which excruciates; torture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n excruciation The act of excruciating or inflicting extreme pain, or the state of being excruciated; torture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Excruciation torture: vexation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. excruciatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ex, out, cruciāre, -ātum, to crucify—crux, crucis, a cross.

Usage

In literature:

It could not be called unbearable or excruciating.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
The pain within my stomach was excruciating.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
To him everything on that table was hallowed, yet excruciating.
"Gentle Julia" by Booth Tarkington
Many other animals suffering excruciating pain in these cruel traps gnaw off their legs.
"The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" by John Muir
The patient is suddenly seized with excruciating pain in the right side.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
It caught him just above the elbow, crushed his arm flat, and held him a prisoner in excruciating pain.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
I must find some refuge from anticipations so excruciating.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
In the evening she was attacked by such an excruciating internal pain that she thought she must be dying.
"A Mummer's Tale" by Anatole France
She patiently endured the most excruciating torments.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
He was racked with excruciating pain.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
The effect was sad and excruciatingly melancholy.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
It did sound as if they were quarreling; at the door of the home the din was ear-splitting, excruciating, fiendish.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
He was temporarily blinded in addition to suffering excruciating pains.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
He saw the girl was suffering excruciating pain from the injury to her ankle.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
The blood gushed out before he had finished, the pain was excruciating, but he showed no sign of flinching.
"Long Live the King" by Guy Boothby
It was beyond doubt that he had suffered excruciatingly over the boy's illness and his part in it.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
My nights are sleepless, excruciating with the agony of indecision.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
While these men were making their way to Richmond, Webster was suffering excruciating pain, confined to his bed, and unable to move.
"The Spy of the Rebellion" by Allan Pinkerton
It would be impossible to endure more excruciating agony than I have experienced this day.
"Professor Huskins" by Lettie M. Cummings
These scenes, though so different from those which I had formerly been condemned to witness, were scarcely less excruciating.
"Ormond, Volume III (of 3)" by Charles Brockden Brown
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In poetry:

It laid him up for many days,
When duty led him to distrain,
And serving writs, although it pays,
Gave him excruciating pain.
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And all the general truths, that cakes
Were to be bought at four a-penny,
And that excruciating aches
Resulted if we ate too many:
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
My poet yearns and shudders with desire
To bring to speech your music's intense thought:
It is music all, yet he in ice and fire
Excruciates till it to words is wrought.
"Inscriptions : IV." by Thomas MacDonagh

In news:

VICKSBURG — Kailey Hutchins pitched a two-hitter for Trinity Episcopal as the Lady Saints overcame the excruciating heat to defeat the Porter's Chapel Academy Lady Eagles 5-0 Monday afternoon.
Labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating.
When Angel McNall arrived at the hospital in labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating pain.
Lenin 's illness at least mimicked the progression of syphilis, afflicting him for months with occasional seizures and excruciating headaches, as well as bouts of nausea, sleeplessness and partial paralysis.
You don't have to search very hard to find the excruciating online videos known as thinspiration, or thinspo.
While being examined in the department, the patient underwent bone scintigraphy to evaluate excruciating acute right hip pain.
Some characters' names verge on excruciating puns and it is narrated by the protagonist 's twin brother (who died in utero), so that Mazzucchelli can wax philosophical about duality.
Artist Chris Jordan has become something of a cult figure for the green set, with his growing portfolio of mind-bending large-scale art that depicts our culture of consumption and waste in excruciating detail.
More than 50% of women experience back pain during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, and frequently the pain can be excruciating and debilitating.
The particular abnormal veins inside knee turn out to be unusually huge and it'll induce an excruciating experiencing.
It was a long, late night drive home for WVU football fans after another excruciating one-point home loss, this time to Oklahoma, 50-49.
Before her brain surgery, swinging a golf club caused excruciating pain.
Waiter, waiter, there's an excruciating pun in my soup: John Curtas serves up more Food for Thought.
There's a look of exquisite excruciation etched across Kanye West 's features as he tries – and fails – to not check out cheerleaders at Thursday night's New York Knicks game, and RadarOnline.com has the incriminating photos.
ST LOUIS — Three hits and an excruciating loss one day, double-digit runs and a laugher the next.
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In science:

The various dotspinors in their expanded form in terms of components have been exhibited, and some examples of the transformations have been illustrated in excruciating detail.
Introduction to the BRS Cohomology of the Massless Wess Zumino Model: Cybersusy II
ABC is often excruciatingly slow due to very low acceptance rates.
Expectation-Propagation for Likelihood-Free Inference
Even though many measurements are now being carried out with excruciating precision, the SM shows no signs of giving up its claim of being the description of the fundamental interactions as we know them.
Higgs Boson and Z Physics at the First Muon Collider
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