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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.]
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Adj.1.flagellated - having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)


a. flagelado-a, provisto de flagelo o flagelos.
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Medical units of several hospitals and scouts provided first aid to those who flagellated themselves in remembrance to the sufferings faced by Hazrat Ali.
After 24 h of incubation, we observed flagellated motile forms in the intermediate layer of fat of centrifuged agai juice (Figure 1, panel C).
Direct sequencing and phylogenetic analyses confirmed that the isolate of the flagellated trichomonad identified from this investigation is more phylogenetically related to H meleagridis than Tetratrichomonas gallinarum, Tritrichomonas foetus, and Dientamoeba fragilis.
They flagellated themselves while passing through different roads and streets of the old city.
Objective: The ultimate goal of this Fellowship, entitled FLAgellated MicroswimmErs locomotioN in Confined flOws (FLAMENCO) is to train a talented researcher in computational modelling of micro-swimming.
Rips are more extreme -- almost flagellated -- with doubleA[degrees]knee slashes and holes.
He said Shiite youth, who flagellated themselves with blades attached to chains, should instead donate their blood on the Day of Ashura.
Personally, I have always thought those women who choose - rather than the others who have had the custom imposed upon them - to wear the niqab are little different from those medieval gents who wore hair vests and publicly flagellated themselves.
The researchers are currently exploring whether TLR11 contributes to the failure of other flagellated bacteria to infect mice.
-/a -/- -/- RED ALGAE Porphyridium purpureum -/u -/r -/- FLAGELLATED GREEN ALGAE Chlamydomonas sp.
In a nationally televised speech from Bojnurd last Wednesday, President Ahmadinejad flagellated away at the major powers.