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flagellate

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verb flag·el·late \ˈfla-jə-ˌlāt\

Definition of flagellate

flagellated

flagellating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  whip, scourge

  3. 2 :  to drive or punish as if by whipping

Examples of flagellate in a sentence

  1. <some medieval monks believed it was necessary to flagellate themselves in order to keep their desires in check>

Origin and Etymology of flagellate

Latin flagellatus, past participle of flagellare, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum whip; perhaps akin to Old Norse blaka to wave


First Known Use: circa 1623


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flagellate

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adjective fla·gel·late \ˈfla-jə-lət, -ˌlāt; flə-ˈje-lət\

Definition of flagellate

  1. 1 a or flagellated play \ˈfla-jə-ˌlā-təd\ :  having flagella b :  shaped like a flagellum

  2. 2 [3flagellate] :  of, relating to, or caused by flagellates <flagellate diarrhea>

Origin and Etymology of flagellate

New Latin flagellatus, from flagellum


First Known Use: circa 1859

Other Microbiology Terms


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flagellate

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noun flag·el·late \same as 2\

Definition of flagellate

  1. :  a flagellate protozoan or alga

Origin and Etymology of flagellate

New Latin Flagellata, class of unicellular organisms, from neuter plural of flagellatus


First Known Use: 1879

Other Microbiology Terms


FLAGELLATE Defined for English Language Learners

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flagellate

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verb flag·el·late \ˈfla-jə-ˌlāt\

Definition of flagellate for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (yourself or another person) with a whip as punishment or as part of a religious ritual


Medical Dictionary

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flagellate

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adjective fla·gel·late \ˈflaj-ə-lət, -ˌlāt; flə-ˈjel-ət\

Medical Definition of flagellate

  1. 1a or flagellated \ˈflaj-ə-ˌlāt-əd\play :  having flagellab:  shaped like a flagellum

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or caused by flagellates <flagellate diarrhea>


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flagellate

noun flag·el·late

Medical Definition of flagellate

  1. :  a flagellate protozoan or alga


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