- to cudgel; beat; punish severely.
- to criticize harshly; castigate: a new satire that fustigates bureaucratic shilly-shallying.
Origin of fustigate
1650–60; < Late Latin fūstīgātus, past participle of fūstigāre to cudgel, derivative of Latin fūstis cudgel; for formation, see fumigate
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- (tr) archaic to beat; cudgel
C17: from Late Latin fūstīgāre to cudgel to death, from Latin fūstis cudgel