Saturday, 16 June 2012

Entry: excruciated (adj.)

In context: "The idling Ford sedan is conspicuous for the excruciated full-color old Nunhagen Aspirin ad on the green of its right rear door."

Definition: tormented, tortured.

Other: An interesting, logical etymology for excruciate (v.): Etymology:  < Latin excruciāt- participial stem of excruciāre , < ex- intensive (see ex- prefix1 1b) + cruciāre to torment, < cruc-em cross.

SNOOT score: 3
 
Page: 332

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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