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fus·ti·gate

 (fŭs′tĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. fus·ti·gat·ed, fus·ti·gat·ing, fus·ti·gates
1. To beat with a club; cudgel.
2. To criticize harshly: "Joe McCarthy .... fustigated Robert La Follette Jr., the incumbent whom he whipped in the GOP primary, as an isolationist" (Bill Kauffman).

[Late Latin fūstigāre, fūstigāt- : Latin fūstis, club; see fusty + Latin agere, to do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

fus′ti·ga′tion n.

fustigate

(ˈfʌstɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
(tr) archaic to beat; cudgel
[C17: from Late Latin fūstīgāre to cudgel to death, from Latin fūstis cudgel]
ˌfustiˈgation n
ˈfustiˌgator n
ˈfustiˌgatory adj

fus•ti•gate

(ˈfʌs tɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to cudgel; beat.
2. to criticize harshly; castigate.
[1650–60; < Late Latin fūstīgātus, past participle of fūstigāre to cudgel, derivative of Latin fūstis cudgel]
fus`ti•ga′tion, n.

fustigate


Past participle: fustigated
Gerund: fustigating

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fustigate - strike with a cudgel
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
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He further continued to fustigate the government of president Kiir saying they deceived him because they put their personal ambition above the national interest.
Our hesitancies to name sex and our eagerness to fustigate it linguistically are symptoms of the alienation from our own selves which intimately inhabits us and makes us irremediably double and/or monstrous.
We have chosen an article written for Le Figaro, in which he fustigates French politicians for failing to realize the danger posed by Salafist traditions within Islam.