PRONUNCIATION: (eks-kahr-NAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. The removing of flesh, especially from a corpse before burial.
2. The supposed separation of the soul from the body at death.

ETYMOLOGY: From excarnate, from Latin excarnare (to remove flesh), from caro (flesh). Earliest documented use: 1847.

EXTARNATION - swearing has been officially banned

EXCORNATION - I feel so much better now after visiting my podiatrist

EXCARIATION - when the dentist takes care of my cavities (Query: what's left when you remove a hole?)