Meaning of “flagellate” in the English Dictionary

"flagellate" in English

See all translations

flagellateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈflædʒ.ə.leɪt/ us /ˈflædʒ.ə.leɪt/ formal
noun [ U ] uk /ˌflædʒ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌflædʒ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • Patient must be kept roused by dashing cold water over him, flagellating with a wet towel, walking about, etc. In conditions of collapse, however, this treatment must not be continued, but everything should be done to preserve the strength. 

(Definition of “flagellate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)