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fustigate

[fuhs-ti-geyt] /ˈfʌs tɪˌgeɪt/
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
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin fūstīgātus, past participle of fūstigāre to cudgel, derivative of Latin fūstis cudgel; for formation, see fumigate
Related forms
fustigation, noun
fustigator, noun
fustigatory
[fuhs-ti-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈfʌs tɪ gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fustigate

fustigate

/ˈfʌstɪˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (archaic) to beat; cudgel
Derived Forms
fustigation, noun
fustigator, noun
fustigatory, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin fūstīgāre to cudgel to death, from Latin fūstis cudgel
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