Origin of fustigate; from Classical Latin fustigatus, past participle of fustigare ; from fustis, a stick + agere: see act
transitive verbfus·ti·gat·ed, fus·ti·gat·ing, fus·ti·gates
- To beat with a club; cudgel.
- To criticize harshly: “We followed [Ibsen] as he fustigates himself and us” (Patrice Chereau).
Origin of fustigateLate Latin f&umacron;stigare, f&umacron;stigat- : Latin f&umacron;stis, club + Latin agere, to do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present fustigates, present participle fustigating, simple past and past participle fustigated)
From Latin fustigatus, past participle of fustigo (“I cudgel to death”), from fustis (“a cudgel”) + ago (“I act”).