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 for Flagellate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flagellate \Flag"el*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flagellated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Flagellating.] [L. flagellatus, p. p. of
     flagellare to scoure, fr. flagellum whip, dim. of flagrum
     whip, scoure; cf. fligere to strike. Cf. Flall.]
     To whip; to scourge; to flog.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flagellate \Fla*gel"late\, a.
     1. Flagelliform.
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     2. (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Flagellata.
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     3. Having a flagellum or flagella.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
             [syn: flagellate, flagellated, whiplike, lash-
      n 1: a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with
           whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other
           animals [syn: flagellate, flagellate protozoan,
           flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore]
      v 1: whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves" [syn:
           flagellate, scourge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "flagellate":
     baste, bastinado, beat, belabor, belt, birch, buffet, cane, club,
     cowhide, cudgel, cut, drub, flail, flog, fustigate,
     give a whipping, give the stick, hide, horsewhip, knout, lace,
     larrup, lash, lay on, pistol-whip, pommel, pummel, rawhide,
     scourge, smite, spank, strap, stripe, swinge, switch, thrash,
     thump, trounce, truncheon, wallop, whale, whip, whop

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