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Intensely painful
“After enduring excruciating pain, a raging infection and almost a week in the hospital, I feel fortunate to be alive.”
Difficult to endure
“… the excruciating heat that the settlers faced as they crossed the deserts of the Southwest.”
Hard to accept or bear especially emotionally
“… most excruciating of all was the endless wait for news of any survivors of the plane crash.”
Extreme in degree, power, or effect
“… the excruciating grief they felt upon the loss of their dear grandfather.”
Present participle for to torture
“So we are invited to relish the very excesses of a Goering, to excruciate in the intellectualizing of a Speer, and to be appalled by the evidence (eyewitness, documentary, and candid-camera) presented.”
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