flagellation

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flag·el·la·tion

 (flăj′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or practice of flagellating.
2. Biology The flagellar arrangement on an organism.

flag•el•la•tion

(ˌflædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
the act or practice of flagellating, esp. an act of whipping by a flagellant.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin]

flagellation

whipping or flogging as a religious practice for the mortification of the flesh. — flagellant, n., adj,flagellator, n.
See also: Religion
whipping or flogging, either as a religious practice for the mortification of the flesh, or as a sexual activity, for sado-masochistic pleasure. — flagellant, n., adj. — flagellator, n.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flagellation - beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
2.flagellation - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishmentflagellation - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
self-flagellation - self-punishment inflicted by whipping
horsewhipping - the act of whipping with a horsewhip; "that villain needs a good horsewhipping"

flagellation

noun whipping, beating, lashing, thrashing, flogging the extreme religious penance of flagellation
Translations

flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] Nflagelación f

flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] nflagellation f

flagellation

nGeißelung f

flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] nflagellazione f
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