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flagellates

verb
present tense third-person singular of flagellate

Synonyms of flagellates

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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“Flagellates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flagellates. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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