Complete Definition of "excruciating"

was wotd|2007|January|24
English

Etymology
Present participle of excruciate; from L. excruciatus|excruciÄtus, past participle of excruciare|excruciÄre, from ex- + cruciare|cruciÄre 'to crucify'.

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/ÉkËskruËÊiËeɪtɪÅ/ or /ɪkËskruËsiËeɪtɪÅ/
italbrac|US IPA|/ɪkËskruËÊiËeɪtɪÅ/ or /ÉkËskruËÊiËeɪtɪÅ/
audio|en-us-excruciating.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Causing great pain or anguish, agonizing

#: the nation's most excruciating dilemma -- W. H. Ferry rfdate

  1. Very intense; extreme

Translations
trans-top|Causing great pain or anguish, agonizing
Finnish: kiduttava, sietämätön
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trans-bottom

trans-top|Very intense; extreme
Finnish: musertava
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Related terms
cruciate
excruciate
excruciatingly

io:excruciating
pl:excruciating
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