Fustigate
Fustigate \Fus"ti*gate\, v. t. [L. fustigare, fr. fustis stick. See {1st Fust}.] To cudgel. [R.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • fustigate — index beat (strike), lash (strike) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fustigate — [fus′ti gāt΄] vt. fustigated, fustigating [< L fustigatus, pp. of fustigare < fustis, a stick + agere: see ACT1] to beat with a stick; cudgel fustigation n …   English World dictionary

  • fustigate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Late Latin fustigatus, past participle of fustigare, from Latin fustis + igare (as in fumigare to fumigate) Date: circa 1661 1. cudgel 2. to criticize severely • fustigation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fustigate — fustigation, n. fustigator, n. fustigatory /fus ti geuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /fus ti gayt /, v.t., fustigated, fustigating. 1. to cudgel; beat; punish severely. 2. to criticize harshly; castigate: a new satire that fustigates bureaucratic… …   Universalium

  • fustigate — verb a) To hit someone with a club. b) To harshly criticize someone. See Also: fustigation …   Wiktionary

  • fustigate — Synonyms and related words: assail, attack, baste, bastinado, beat, belabor, belt, birch, blister, buffet, cane, castigate, club, cowhide, cudgel, cut, drub, excoriate, flagellate, flail, flay, flog, give a whipping, give the stick, horsewhip,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fustigate — v. beat, hit; punish; criticize strongly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fustigate — fus·ti·gate …   English syllables

  • fustigate — fus•ti•gate [[t]ˈfʌs tɪˌgeɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing 1) to cudgel; beat 2) to criticize harshly; castigate • Etymology: 1650–60; < LL fūstīgātus, ptp. of fūstigāre to cudgel, der. of L fūstis cudgel fus ti•ga′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fustigate — /ˈfʌstəgeɪt/ (say fustuhgayt) verb (t) (fustigated, fustigating) Obsolete to cudgel; beat; punish. {Latin fustīgātus, past participle, cudgelled to death} –fustigation /fʌstəˈgeɪʃən/ (say fustuh gayshuhn), noun –fustigator, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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