Definition of flagellate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

flagellate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈflædʒəˌleɪt//
 
flagellate somebody/yourself(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flagellate
 
he / she / it flagellates
 
past simple flagellated
 
-ing form flagellating
 
 
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to whip yourself or someone else, especially as a religious punishment
flagellation
 
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NAmE//ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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