Definition of excruciation in English:


Pronunciation /ɪkskruːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ɛkskruːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/



See excruciate

  • ‘The excruciation in my stomach was beyond any other pain I'd received in my life, yet the feeling of relief that it was me, not Joanna, who was experiencing this cancelled it out.’
  • ‘As we are about to leave, Michel presents us with a small packet of madeleines, the Proustian cake symbolic of the sweet excruciations of the past.’
  • ‘Though it was a numb, lack-of-all sensation that laid claim to his body, it was far more merciful than the excruciation of the previous weeks.’
  • ‘Those who care about Plath know all this already; those who don't will only trade in their indifference for excruciation.’



/ɪkskruːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ɛkskruːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/