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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

(flăj′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or practice of flagellating.
2. Biology The flagellar arrangement on an organism.
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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In the first part, Largier develops a model of flagellation based upon the emerging ideas of penitential discipline.
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Pleasant's evening was outstanding, a mixture of bravado, American history, musicology, greased vocal noodling, and virtuoso flagellation of the man and the floor.
Walking into the summer show you were immediately confronted with an image of the flagellation of Christ, his bound body surrounded by whipping tormentors.
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