Flagellation meaning

flăjə-lāshən
The act or practice of flagellating.
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(biology) The flagellar arrangement on an organism.
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A whipping or flogging, esp. as a religious discipline or for sexual stimulation.
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(biology) The flagellar arrangement on an organism.
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A beating consisting in lashes, notably as corporal punishment or mortification, such as (in principle implement-precise) a whipping or scourging.
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(botany) The formation by plants of flagella, or their arrangement.
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Origin of flagellation

  • From French flagellation, from Latin flagellatio, from flagellare, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum (“whip”)

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  • From flagellum, 'elongated filiform appendage', itself a diminutive of Latin flagrum 'whip', so closely related to etymology 1

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