Meaning of excruciation

ex•cru•ci•a•tion

Pronunciation: (ik-skr"shē-ā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of excruciating.
  2. the state of being excruciated.
  3. an instance of this; torture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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