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flag·el·late

 (flăj′ə-lāt′)
tr.v. flag·el·lat·ed, flag·el·lat·ing, flag·el·lates
1. To whip or flog; scourge.
2. To reproach or punish severely: flagellated himself for being so insensitive.
adj. (also flə-jĕl′ĭt)
1. or flag·el·la·ted (flăj′ə-lā′tĭd) Having a flagellum or flagella.
2. Resembling or having the form of a flagellum; whiplike.
3. Relating to or caused by a flagellate organism.
n. (also flə-jĕl′ĭt)
An organism, such as a euglena, that has one or more flagella.

[Latin flagellāre, flagellāt-, to whip, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum, whip.]

flagellate

vb
(tr) to whip; scourge; flog
adj
1. (Biology) possessing one or more flagella
2. (Biology) resembling a flagellum; whiplike
n
(Biology) a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina
ˌflagelˈlation n

flag•el•late

(v. ˈflædʒ əˌleɪt; adj., n. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)
v.t.
1. to whip; scourge.
2. to punish or berate as if with a whip.
adj.
3. Also, flag′el•lat`ed.Biol. having flagella.
4. Bot. producing filiform runners or runnerlike branches, as the strawberry.
5. pertaining to or caused by flagellates.
n.
6. any protozoan of the phylum Mastigophora, having one or more flagella.
[1615–25; < Latin flagellātus, past participle of flagellāre to whip. See flagellum, -ate1]
flag′el•la`tor, n.
flag•el•la•to•ry (ˈflædʒ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

flag·el·late

(flăj′ə-lāt′)
A protozoan that moves by means of a flagellum or flagella. Some flagellates, such as the euglena, can make food by photosynthesis like plants, while others, such as the trypanosomes, are parasitic and cause disease.

flagellate


Past participle: flagellated
Gerund: flagellating

Imperative
flagellate
flagellate
Present
I flagellate
you flagellate
he/she/it flagellates
we flagellate
you flagellate
they flagellate
Preterite
I flagellated
you flagellated
he/she/it flagellated
we flagellated
you flagellated
they flagellated
Present Continuous
I am flagellating
you are flagellating
he/she/it is flagellating
we are flagellating
you are flagellating
they are flagellating
Present Perfect
I have flagellated
you have flagellated
he/she/it has flagellated
we have flagellated
you have flagellated
they have flagellated
Past Continuous
I was flagellating
you were flagellating
he/she/it was flagellating
we were flagellating
you were flagellating
they were flagellating
Past Perfect
I had flagellated
you had flagellated
he/she/it had flagellated
we had flagellated
you had flagellated
they had flagellated
Future
I will flagellate
you will flagellate
he/she/it will flagellate
we will flagellate
you will flagellate
they will flagellate
Future Perfect
I will have flagellated
you will have flagellated
he/she/it will have flagellated
we will have flagellated
you will have flagellated
they will have flagellated
Future Continuous
I will be flagellating
you will be flagellating
he/she/it will be flagellating
we will be flagellating
you will be flagellating
they will be flagellating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flagellating
you have been flagellating
he/she/it has been flagellating
we have been flagellating
you have been flagellating
they have been flagellating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flagellating
you will have been flagellating
he/she/it will have been flagellating
we will have been flagellating
you will have been flagellating
they will have been flagellating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flagellating
you had been flagellating
he/she/it had been flagellating
we had been flagellating
you had been flagellating
they had been flagellating
Conditional
I would flagellate
you would flagellate
he/she/it would flagellate
we would flagellate
you would flagellate
they would flagellate
Past Conditional
I would have flagellated
you would have flagellated
he/she/it would have flagellated
we would have flagellated
you would have flagellated
they would have flagellated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flagellate - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendagesflagellate - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
dinoflagellate - chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton
genus Leishmania, Leishmania - flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
zooflagellate, zoomastigote - flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics
hypermastigote - flagellate symbiotic in the intestines of e.g. termites
polymastigote - flagellates with several flagella
costia, Costia necatrix - a flagellate that is the cause of the frequently fatal fish disease costiasis
giardia - a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
trichomonad - cause of trichomoniasis in women and cattle and birds
Verb1.flagellate - 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"
Adj.1.flagellate - having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
Translations

flagellate

[ˈflædʒəleɪt] VTflagelar

flagellate

vtgeißeln

flagellate

[ˈflædʒɪˌleɪt] vt (frm) → fustigare
to flagellate o.s → flagellarsi, fustigarsi
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