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scourge

 (skûrj)
n.
1. A source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation such as that caused by pestilence or war.
2. A means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment.
3. A small whip used to inflict punishment.
tr.v. scourged, scourg·ing, scourg·es
1. To afflict with severe or widespread suffering and devastation; ravage.
2. To chastise severely; excoriate.
3. To flog.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman escorge, from Old French escorgier, to whip, from Vulgar Latin *excorrigiāre : Latin ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin corrigia, thong (probably of Celtic origin).]

scourg′er n.

scourge

(skɜːdʒ)
n
1. a person who harasses, punishes, or causes destruction
2. a means of inflicting punishment or suffering
3. a whip used for inflicting punishment or torture
vb (tr)
4. to whip; flog
5. to punish severely
[C13: from Anglo-French escorge, from Old French escorgier (unattested) to lash, from es- ex-1 + Latin corrigia whip]
ˈscourger n

scourge

(skɜrdʒ)

n., v. scourged, scourg•ing. n.
1. a whip or lash, esp. for the infliction of punishment.
2. a person or thing that administers punishment or criticism.
3. a cause of affliction or calamity: the scourge of famine.
v.t.
4. to whip with a scourge.
5. to punish, chastise, or criticize severely.
[1175–1225; (n.) Middle English < Old French escorge, derivative of escorgier to whip < Vulgar Latin *excorrigiāre, derivative of Latin corrigia thong, whip]

scourge

- Based on Latin ex-, "thoroughly," and corriga, "whip."
See also related terms for whip.

Scourge

 a load or burden. See also plague.
Examples: scourge of adversity, 1386; or mosquitoes; of priests, 1560; of Turks, 1596.

scourge


Past participle: scourged
Gerund: scourging

Imperative
scourge
scourge
Present
I scourge
you scourge
he/she/it scourges
we scourge
you scourge
they scourge
Preterite
I scourged
you scourged
he/she/it scourged
we scourged
you scourged
they scourged
Present Continuous
I am scourging
you are scourging
he/she/it is scourging
we are scourging
you are scourging
they are scourging
Present Perfect
I have scourged
you have scourged
he/she/it has scourged
we have scourged
you have scourged
they have scourged
Past Continuous
I was scourging
you were scourging
he/she/it was scourging
we were scourging
you were scourging
they were scourging
Past Perfect
I had scourged
you had scourged
he/she/it had scourged
we had scourged
you had scourged
they had scourged
Future
I will scourge
you will scourge
he/she/it will scourge
we will scourge
you will scourge
they will scourge
Future Perfect
I will have scourged
you will have scourged
he/she/it will have scourged
we will have scourged
you will have scourged
they will have scourged
Future Continuous
I will be scourging
you will be scourging
he/she/it will be scourging
we will be scourging
you will be scourging
they will be scourging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scourging
you have been scourging
he/she/it has been scourging
we have been scourging
you have been scourging
they have been scourging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scourging
you will have been scourging
he/she/it will have been scourging
we will have been scourging
you will have been scourging
they will have been scourging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scourging
you had been scourging
he/she/it had been scourging
we had been scourging
you had been scourging
they had been scourging
Conditional
I would scourge
you would scourge
he/she/it would scourge
we would scourge
you would scourge
they would scourge
Past Conditional
I would have scourged
you would have scourged
he/she/it would have scourged
we would have scourged
you would have scourged
they would have scourged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scourge - a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)scourge - a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
whip - an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
2.scourge - something causing misery or deathscourge - something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
3.scourge - a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Verb1.scourge - punish severely; excoriate
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
2.scourge - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
flog, lash, lather, trounce, welt, whip, slash, strap - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
3.scourge - cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
ruin - reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"

scourge

noun
1. affliction, plague, curse, terror, pest, torment, misfortune, visitation, bane, infliction Drugs are a scourge that is devastating our society.
affliction benefit, blessing, boon, favour, gift, godsend
2. whip, lash, thong, switch, strap, cat-o'-nine-tails a heavy scourge with a piece of iron lashed into its knot
verb
1. afflict, plague, curse, torment, harass, terrorize, excoriate Economic anarchy scourged the post-war world.
2. whip, beat, lash, thrash, discipline, belt (informal), leather, punish, whale, cane, flog, trounce, castigate, wallop (informal), chastise, lather (informal), horsewhip, tan (someone's) hide (slang), take a strap to They were scourging him severely.

scourge

noun
A cause of suffering or harm:
verb
1. To bring great harm or suffering to:
2. To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Slang: slam.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
Translations
سَوْط، مِجْلَدَه
pohroma
plage
maanvaivapiiskaruoskavitsaus
veszedelem
plága
rykštė
ligaposts
felâketmusibet

scourge

[skɜːdʒ]
A. N (lit, fig) → azote m
the scourge of malariael azote del paludismo
the scourge of warel azote de la guerra
it is the scourge of our timeses la plaga de nuestros tiempos
God sent it as a scourgeDios lo envió como castigo
B. VT (lit) → azotar, flagelar (fig) → hostigar

scourge

[ˈskɜːrdʒ]
nfléau m
vt (= flog) → fustigerscouring pad ntampon m à récurerscouring powder npoudre f à récurer

scourge

n (lit, fig)Geißel f
vt
(lit)geißeln
(fig, = punish) → (be)strafen; (= devastate)heimsuchen; (verbally) → geißeln (geh)

scourge

[skɜːdʒ]
1. n (also) (fig) → flagello
2. vt (beat) → flagellare (fig) (bedevil) → tormentare

scourge

(skəːdʒ) noun
a cause of great suffering to many people. Vaccination has freed us from the scourge of smallpox.
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It was a form of brutal, inhumane punishment generally executed by Roman soldiers using the most dreaded instrument of the time, called a flagrum.
Pam Moon holds a flagrum and crucifixion nail in front of the life-size replica of the Shroud of Turin at the new exhibition at Coventry Cathedral.
Jesus, after several hours of abuse before the high priests and his appearance before Pontius Pilate, was stripped of his garments and scourged with a flagrum.