flagellation

Definitions of flagellation
  1. noun
    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    synonyms: flogging, lashing, tanning, whipping
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    types:
    self-flagellation
    self-punishment inflicted by whipping
    horsewhipping
    the act of whipping with a horsewhip
    type of:
    beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
  2. noun
    beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
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    type of:
    beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
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