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English definition of “flagellate”


verb [T] uk   /ˈflædʒ.ə.leɪt/ formal us  
to whip yourself or someone else, especially as a religious actPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishmentsReligious practices
noun [U] uk   /ˌflædʒ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
(Definition of flagellate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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