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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To whip. Also: a protozoan or alga that has a long whip-like structure used for moving.

Usage examples (35)
  • A biologist might observe a flagellate closely with a microscope to determine its species.
  • Conservatives gleefully seized upon this to once again flagellate academia for its liberal bias.
  • He also said the industry should not "flagellate" itself over stats that show other countries 'research investments.
  • Today, he sees the "moral hazard rescue" for what it is, and now chooses to "flagellate" himself and "wear a dunce's hat." for more
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