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flagellate

verb

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to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • some medieval monks believed it was necessary to flagellate themselves in order to keep their desires in check

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The first known use of flagellate was circa 1623

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“Flagellate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flagellate. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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