fustigate

fustigate

[fuhs-ti-geyt]
verb (used with object), fustigated, fustigating.
1.
to cudgel; beat; punish severely.
2.
to criticize harshly; castigate: a new satire that fustigates bureaucratic shilly-shallying.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin fūstīgātus, past participle of fūstigāre to cudgel, derivative of Latin fūstis cudgel; for formation, see fumigate

fustigation, noun
fustigator, noun
fustigatory [fuhs-ti-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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fustigate (ˈfʌstɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
archaic (tr) to beat; cudgel
 
[C17: from Late Latin fūstīgāre to cudgel to death, from Latin fūstis cudgel]
 
fusti'gation
 
n
 
'fustigator
 
n
 
'fustigatory
 
adj

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