verb (used with object), flag·el·lat·ed, flag·el·lat·ing.
Origin of flagellate
Examples from the Web for flagellate
Now and again imitation has been resorted to by well-known masters to flagellate the taste of their own day.Chats on Old Sheffield Plate|Arthur Hayden
C, Later stage, resolving itself into two flagellate gametes.
The endoderm has cylindrical cells, each one of which has a flagellate hair.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
I will cut him up, sir; I will flay him—flagellate him—finish him!
Byron, Shelley, and Moore all flagellate him in their poetry.
British Dictionary definitions for flagellate
adjective (ˈflædʒɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt) flagellated
noun (ˈflædʒɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
Word Origin and History for flagellate
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.).