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flagellation

 [flaj″ĕ-la´shun]
1. whipping or being whipped to achieve erotic pleasure.
3. the formation or arrangement of flagella on an organism or surface.

flag·el·la·tion

(flaj'ĕ-lā'shŭn),
1. Whipping either one's own body or another's as a means of arousing or heightening sexual or religious feeling.
2. The pattern of formation of flagella.
[L. flagellatus, fr. flagello, to whip or scourge]

flagellation

/flag·el·la·tion/ (flaj″ĕ-la´shun)
1. whipping or being whipped to achieve erotic pleasure.
3. the formation or arrangement of flagella on an organism or surface.

flagellation

(flăj′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or practice of flagellating.
2. Biology The flagellar arrangement on an organism.

flagellation

[flaj′əlā′shən]
1 the act of whipping, beating, or flogging.
2 a type of massage administered by tapping the body with the fingers. See also massage.
3 a type of sexual deviation in which a person is erotically gratified by being whipped or by whipping another. See also masochism, sadism.
4 the arrangement of flagella on an organism; exflagellation.
A masochistic, sadistic act in which participants derive stimulation, usually erotic, from whipping/being whipped, beaten, or otherwise physically—or in the case of self-flagellating clerics, metaphorically—abused

flag·el·la·tion

(flaj'ĕ-lā'shŭn)
1. Whipping either oneself or another as a means of arousing or heightening sexual feeling.
See: masochism, sadism
2. The pattern of formation of flagella on a microorganism.
[L. flagellatus, fr. flagello, to whip or scourge]

flagellation

1. The act or practice of whipping.
2. The arrangement of whip-like structures (flagella) on an organism.
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Enlightenment conceptions of flagellation, he argues, took the theatricality of medieval flagellation and imbued it with new erotic meanings.
These traditions show us that the intensities of arousal (both affective and imaginative) are fragmentary, disintegrative, repetitive, rhythmic, and virtual; the praxis of flagellation retains a subversive force in that it rejects nature in favor of "the imagination as the space of an installation of inner possibilities of experience" (447).
in Frankfurt, Germany) unravels the various layers of meaning and error that have occurred in readings of the painting, Piero della Francesca's The flagellation of Christ, relating Bessarion's relation to the painting, and Italian knowledge of the astrolabe as he goes.
He says: "Seeing Christian believers in Pampanga in the Philippines atone for their sins by undergoing crucifixion and flagellation was something I will never forget.
This means that there are very few religious works from his hand, which is a lasting deprivation to us, as we can see from the power of his "Christ after the Flagellation.
He also told Zaidi he accepted he had supervised the boys while they were performing the matam, the act of flagellation, and had intervened to regulate the length of time they beat themselves.
I just love flagellation, especially self-flagellation and corporal mortification - so much more cultured than bog-standard, secular violence.
According to the spokesman for the British Board of Film Classification, the filmmakers ``have toned down the visual impact of the violence,'' including the flagellation of Jesus.
The flagellation scenes are almost unwatchable; strips of flesh are torn from Jesus in sickening close-up as his body is reduced to a ravaged, bloody mess.
But he has been so keen to dwell on the flagellation, brutal kicks, whipping and humiliation on the road to the cross that I fear most secular audiences will be left emotionally numb.
Ames-Lewis includes Piero della Francesca's Flagellation, Donatello's Feast of Herod relief in Lille, and Botticelli's Calumny of Apelles in this category.
Zaidi performed the matam, the act of flagellation, before allegedly encouraging the boys to do the same at a community centre in Levenshulme, Manchester, on January 19.