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English adjective: flagellate

1. flagellate having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)

Synonymsflagellated, lash-like, whiplike

English noun: flagellate

1. flagellate (animal) a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals

Synonymsflagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore

Broader (hypernym)protozoan, protozoon

Narrower (hyponym)costia, Costia necatrix, dinoflagellate, genus Leishmania, giardia, hypermastigote, Leishmania, polymastigote, trichomonad, zooflagellate, zoomastigote

Member meronymclass Flagellata, class Mastigophora, Flagellata, Mastigophora

English verb: flagellate

1. flagellate (contact) whip

SamplesThe religious fanatics flagellated themselves.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip

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