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flagellate

flag·el·late

flagellate

pronunciation:
flae j leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: flagellated, flagellates, flagellating
definition 1: to strike with or as if with a whip; flog.
similar words:
flog, scourge, thrash, whip
definition 2: to punish or drive by harsh methods.
similar words:
whip
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: possessing one or more whiplike appendages used for locomotion, as certain one-celled organisms.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: any organism that possesses one or more whiplike appendages used for locomotion, esp. any of various related protozoa.
derivations: flagellation (n.), flagellator (n.)