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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.


Synonymsscourge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


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









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