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flagellation

[flaj-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of flagellating.
2.
a masochistic or sadistic act in which the participants receive erotic stimulation from whipping or being whipped.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin flagellātiōn-, stem of flagellātiō. See flagellate, -ion

self-flagellation, noun
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flagellation
early 15c., from L. flagellationem (nom. flagellatio) "a scourging," from flagellare, from flagellum "whip," dim. of flagrum "whip, scourge."
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flagellation flag·el·la·tion (flāj'ə-lā'shən)
n.

  1. Whipping oneself or another as a means of arousing or heightening sexual feeling.

  2. The flagellar arrangement on an organism.

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