• WordNet 3.6
    • adj flagellate having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
    • v flagellate whip "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
    • n flagellate a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flagellate Flagelliform.
    • Flagellate Having a flagellum or flagella.
    • Flagellate (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the Flagellata.
    • v. t Flagellate To whip; to scourge; to flog.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • flagellate To whip; scourge.
    • flagellate In biol, furnished with flagella, or slender whip-like processes; flagelliferous: as, a flagellate infusorian (in this use technically opposed to ciliate).
    • flagellate Like a whip-lash; flagelliform: as, a flagellate process.
    • flagellate In botany, producing filiform runners or runner-like branches.
    • n flagellate An obsolete perversion of flageolet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Flagellate flaj′el-āt to whip or scourge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. flagellatus, p. p. of flagellare, to scoure, fr. flagellum, whip, dim. of flagrum, whip, scoure; cf. fligere, to strike. Cf. Flall
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. flagellāre, -ātumflagellum, dim. of flagrum, a whip.


In literature:

"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
He attended to no department of the school but the flagellative.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Behind him came several negroes, also armed with muskets, and with thick wands for the purpose of flagellation.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
Flagellations, 40, 56, 104, 222 n. 31.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
A small flagellation, by Sebastian del Piombo.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
Drawing in pencil and ink: The Sacro Monte, Varese, from the seventh or Flagellation Chapel.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
Mediaeval flagellations and dances were cases of suggestion.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
During these several days the spermatozoa are exerting no small amount of energy in their vigorous flagellate movement.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
The devotional services consisted of meditation, prayer, catechizings, confession, and flagellation.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
I can bear the flagellation of my own conscience no longer.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various

In poetry:

By Thy Flagellation,
Flesh immaculate—
By Thine endless glory,
Manhood consummate—
"Pro Castitate" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
And Christian flagellants their backs
All naked to the scourge have given;
And martyrs to their stakes and racks
Have gone, of choice, in hope of heaven;—
"The Chain" by John Pierpont
Their scourges--iron-pointed, leathern thongs,
Mark how they lash themselves--the strict Flagellants.
The Brothers of the Cross--hark to their cries!
"The Dance To Death. Act II" by Emma Lazarus
The cruel pestilence arrives,
Cuts off a myriad human lives.
See the Flagellants' naked skin!
They scourge themselves for grievous sin.
Trembles the earth beneath God's breath,
The Jews shall all be burned to death.
"The Dance To Death. Act II" by Emma Lazarus
The imprisond soul, the tortured limb,
Are now at last set free by Him.
Each king their fellow king supplied
With thongs to scourge ye: but your wrongs
Reacht highest heaven; Angelic tongues
Shouted when Earth's Flagellant died.
"On The Descent Into Hell Of Ezzelino Di Napoli" by Walter Savage Landor

In news:

I used to be in the elections business, have covered these quadrennial self-flagellations since George McGovern came to town.
I watch it because I'm into self flagellation .
The AP reports that a new book authored by the postulator for the cause of John Paul II's sainthood invokes the late pope's practice of self- flagellation as evidence of his pursuit of Christian perfection.
Bright Eyes' Self- Flagellation Sounds Great on Lifted.
Veterans Day forms the perfect background for the self-flagellation I am about to undertake in full view of whoever passes by.
The AP reports that a new book authored by the postulator for the cause of John Paul II's sainthood invokes the late pope's practice of self-flagellation as evidence of his pursuit of Christian perfection.
Diameter Oscillation of Axonemes in Sea-Urchin Sperm Flagell.
Bright Eyes' Self-Flagellation Sounds Great on Lifted.
Greek Shi'ites mark Ashura with fierce flagellation.
Hannah Flagel and Drew Werner, both of Lake Odessa , have announced their engagement.
And Mrs David Flagel of Lake Odessa .
Flagel, 93, Sauk Rapids, Minn. Died Saturday, Oct 27, 2012, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home Sauk Rapids.
This is going to be another week of extravagant RGIII praise, which is more fun than anguished Jim Haslett flagellation, all in all.
Chris Brown is either going through an insane period of self-flagellation, or this is the worst September's Fools Day prank ever.

In science:

Flagellated bacteria, the best studied of which is E.coli, have two different modes of motile behavior that are determined by the rotation of their flagella.
An equation-free computational approach for extracting population-level behavior from individual-based models of biological dispersal