1. verb
To whip or scourge.
a) Resembling a whip.
b) Having flagella.
3. noun
Any organism that has flagella.

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

  • flagellate — [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… …   English World dictionary

  • Flagellate — 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

  • Flagellate — 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

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

  • flagellate — (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.) …   Etymology dictionary

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

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

  • flagellate — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flagellate — 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

  • flagellate protozoan — noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals • Syn: ↑flagellate, ↑flagellated protozoan, ↑mastigophoran, ↑mastigophore • Derivationally related forms: ↑flagellate… …   Useful english dictionary

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