Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To strip of flesh; to excarnate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To clear of flesh; to excarnate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of flesh; free from flesh.

Etymologies

Latin ex out + carnificatus, past participle carnificare to carnify; compare Latin excarnificare to tear to pieces, torment. See carnify. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "though I did excarnificate his sides," would not stir until a gentleman of the court drew his rapier and ran him to the "buttock."

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