verb (used with object), flag·el·lat·ed, flag·el·lat·ing.
Origin of flagellate
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Byron, Shelley, and Moore all flagellate him in their poetry.
I will cut him up, sir; I will flay him—flagellate him—finish him!
At this stage many of the spores assume each a flagellate cilium, and so acquire power of more rapid locomotion.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
These cells, called choanocytes, resemble independent animals of the Protozoa, known as flagellate Infusoria or Choanoflagellata.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
Most of the flagellate infusoria do just the reverse; they are anodically sensitive or positively galvanotactic.The Wonders of Life
adjective (ˈflædʒɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt) flagellated
noun (ˈflædʒɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
1620s, from Latin flagellatus, past participle of flagellare "to scourge, lash" (see flagellum). Related: Flagellated; flagellating. An earlier verb for this was flagellen (mid-15c.).