Flagellate

Flagellate [ v. FLAJ-uh'-leyt; adj., n. FLAJ-uh'-lit, -leyt ]
 noun, adjective, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to flog, scourge or whip
2. (adj.) having a shape like a flagellum
3. (adj.) pertaining to or of a flagellate
4. (n.) a protozoa or an alga that possesses one or more flagella
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 To have anyone flagellated so mercilessly is a crime against humanity.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Some worshippers and clerics flagellated themselves to the sounds of mourning invocations.


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