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fustigate

[ fuhs-ti-geyt ]
/ 藞f蕦s t瑟藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), fus路ti路gat路ed, fus路ti路gat路ing.
to cudgel; beat; punish severely.
to criticize harshly; castigate: a new satire that fustigates bureaucratic shilly-shallying.
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Origin of fustigate

First recorded in 1650鈥60; from Late Latin f奴st墨g膩tus, past participle of f奴stig膩re 鈥渢o cudgel to death,鈥 derivative of the noun f奴stis 鈥渁 stick, club, cudgel鈥 + -ig膩re, combining form of agere 鈥渢o drive, do, act鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM fustigate

fus路ti路ga路tion, nounfus路ti路ga路tor, nounfus路ti路ga路to路ry [fuhs-ti-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /藞f蕦s t瑟 g蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for fustigate

fustigate
/ (藞f蕦st瑟藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) archaic to beat; cudgel

Derived forms of fustigate

fustigation, nounfustigator, nounfustigatory, adjective

Word Origin for fustigate

C17: from Late Latin f奴st墨g膩re to cudgel to death, from Latin f奴stis cudgel
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