Flagellate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈflædʒəleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word flagellate
Brit.  |ˈfladʒ(ə)leɪt|  British pronunciation of the word flagellate

noun

- a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals (syn: mastigophoran, mastigophore)

verb

- whip(syn: scourge)

adjective

- having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum) (syn: flagellated, lash-like, whiplike)

Examples

...some medieval monks believed it was necessary to flagellate themselves in order to keep their desires in check...

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