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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.
References in classic literature ?
Many also who have had their bodies scourged with stripes have, through resentment, either killed those who caused them to be inflicted or conspired against them, even when they had kingly power, as at Mitylene Megacles, joining with his friends, killed the Penthelidee, who used to go about striking those they met with clubs.
From the wounds of the crown of thorns; from the pierced side; from the mutilated hands and feet; from the scourged body--from every hand-breadth of his person streams of blood were flowing
The last of the Lotharian females perished ages since, upon that cruel and terrible journey across the muddy plains that fringed the half-dried seas, when the green hordes scourged us across the world to this our last hiding-place--our impregnable fortress of Lothar.