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Friday, May 28, 1999

Definitions for objurgate

  1. To express strong disapproval of; to criticize severely.

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Citations for objurgate
I objurgate the centipede,
A bug we do not really need.
Ogden Nash,
The act about to be objurgated here calls on the Food and Drug Administration to oversee a broad revision of food labeling. Daniel Seligman, Fortune
Origin of objurgate
1610-1620
Objurgate comes from the past participle of Latin from objurgare, "to scold, to blame," from ob-, "against" + jurgare, "to dispute, to quarrel, to sue at law," from jus, jur-, "law" + -igare (from agere, "to lead").
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