verb (used with object), fustigated, fustigating.
to cudgel; beat
; punish severely.
to criticize harshly; castigate: a new satire that fustigates bureaucratic shilly-shallying.
Origin: 1650–60; Related forms
< Late Latin fūstīgātus,
past participle of fūstigāre
to cudgel, derivative of Latin fūstis
cudgel; for formation, see fumigate
fustigatory /ˈfʌstɪgəˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/ [fuhs-ti-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA , adjective