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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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fustigate
Present
I fustigate
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he/she/it fustigates
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you fustigate
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Preterite
I fustigated
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we fustigated
you fustigated
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Present Continuous
I am fustigating
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Present Perfect
I have fustigated
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Past Continuous
I was fustigating
you were fustigating
he/she/it was fustigating
we were fustigating
you were fustigating
they were fustigating
Past Perfect
I had fustigated
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he/she/it had fustigated
we had fustigated
you had fustigated
they had fustigated
Future
I will fustigate
you will fustigate
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you will fustigate
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Future Perfect
I will have fustigated
you will have fustigated
he/she/it will have fustigated
we will have fustigated
you will have fustigated
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Future Continuous
I will be fustigating
you will be fustigating
he/she/it will be fustigating
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you will be fustigating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fustigating
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he/she/it has been fustigating
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you have been fustigating
they have been fustigating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fustigating
you will have been fustigating
he/she/it will have been fustigating
we will have been fustigating
you will have been fustigating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fustigating
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he/she/it had been fustigating
we had been fustigating
you had been fustigating
they had been fustigating
Conditional
I would fustigate
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he/she/it would fustigate
we would fustigate
you would fustigate
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Past Conditional
I would have fustigated
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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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