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Definition of flagellate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

flagellate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈflædʒəleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflædʒəleɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flagellate
BrE BrE//ˈflædʒəleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflædʒəleɪt//
 
he / she / it flagellates
BrE BrE//ˈflædʒəleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflædʒəleɪts//
 
past simple flagellated
BrE BrE//ˈflædʒəleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflædʒəleɪtɪd//
 
past participle flagellated
BrE BrE//ˈflædʒəleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflædʒəleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form flagellating
BrE BrE//ˈflædʒəleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflædʒəleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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flagellate somebody/yourself (formal) to whip yourself or somebody else, especially as a religious punishment or as a way of experiencing sexual pleasure Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin flagellat- ‘whipped’, from flagellare.
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