flagellate

  • 1flagellate — Ⅰ. flagellate [1] ► VERB ▪ flog, either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification. DERIVATIVES flagellation noun. ORIGIN Latin flagellare whip . Ⅱ. flagellate [2] …

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  • 2flagellate — [flaj′ə lāt΄; ] for adj., also [ flaj′ə lit ] or [ flə jel′it] vt. flagellated, flagellating [< L flagellatus, pp. of flagellare, to whip, scourge < flagellum, a whip, dim. of flagrum < IE base * bhlaĝ , to beat > ON bluk, a slap] to… …

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  • 3Flagellate — Flag el*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flagellated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flagellating}.] [L. flagellatus, p. p. of flagellare to scoure, fr. flagellum whip, dim. of flagrum whip, scoure; cf. fligere to strike. Cf. {Flall}.] To whip; to scourge; to flog …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4Flagellate — Fla*gel late, a. 1. Flagelliform. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Flagellata. [1913 Webster] 3. Having a flagellum or flagella. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5flagellate — index beat (strike), ill use, lash (strike) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6flagellate — (v.) 1620s, from L. flagellatus, pp. of flagellare to scourge, lash (see FLAGELLUM (Cf. flagellum)). Related: Flagellated; flagellating. An earlier verb for this was flagellen (mid 15c.) …

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  • 7flagellate — [v] whip, lash beat, beat the living daylights out of*, belt, flay, flog, hit, lash, spank, tan*, tan someone’s hide*, thrash; concept 189 …

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  • 8Flagellate — Not to be confused with flagellation. Flagellata from Encyclopædia Britannica …

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  • 9flagellate — I. transitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin flagellatus, past participle of flagellare, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum whip; perhaps akin to Old Norse blaka to wave Date: circa 1623 1. whip, scourge 2. to drive or punish as if by… …

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  • 10flagellate — 1. Possessing one or more flagella. 2. Common name for a member of the class Mastigophora. collared f. SYN: choanomastigote. * * * fla·gel·late flaj ə lət, .lāt; flə jel ət adj 1 a) or flag·el·lat·ed …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11flagellate — adj. [L. flagellum, whip] 1. Having flagella or whip like structures. 2. Having a lash like appendage as the terminal part of an antenna …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 12flagellate — flagellator, n. flagellatory /flaj euh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. v. /flaj euh layt /; adj., n. /flaj euh lit, layt /, v., flagellated, flagellating, adj., n. v.t. 1. to whip; scourge; flog; lash. adj. 2. Also, flagellated. Biol. having… …

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  • 13flagellate — 1. verb To whip or scourge. 2. adjective a) Resembling a whip. b) Having flagella. 3. noun Any organism that has f …

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  • 14flagellate — Synonyms and related words: baste, bastinado, beat, belabor, belt, birch, buffet, cane, club, cowhide, cudgel, cut, drub, flail, flog, fustigate, give a whipping, give the stick, hide, horsewhip, knout, lace, larrup, lash, lay on, pistol whip,… …

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  • 15flagellate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. whip, flog (see punishment). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. whip, flog, lash; see beat 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. flog, lash. see whip …

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  • 16flagellate — fla|gel|late [ˈflædʒıleıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: flagellum whip ] to whip yourself or someone else, especially as a religious punishment >flagellation [ˌflædʒıˈleıʃən] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17flagellate — flag·el·late || flædÊ’leɪt v. beat with a whip, flog adj. having whip like parts (Biology); sending out runners or creepers (Botany) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18flagellate — flagellate1 [ fladʒ(ə)leɪt] verb flog, either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification. Derivatives flagellation noun flagellator noun flagellatory lət(ə)ri adjective Origin C17 (earlier (C16) as flagellant): from L. flagellat , fla …

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  • 19flagellate — v. a. Whip, scourge, castigate, flog, thrash, beat, cudgel, drub …

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  • 20flagellate — verb (T) formal to whip yourself or someone else, especially as a religious punishment …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English