n.1.A lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip.
2.Hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment.
v. t.1.To whip severely; to lash.
[imp. & p. p. Scourged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scourging .]
Is it lawful for you to scourge a . . . Roman?
- Acts xxii. 25.
2.To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.
3.To harass or afflict severely.
To scourge and impoverish the people.
- Brougham.
Noun1.scourge - a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
Synonyms: flagellum
2.scourge - something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
Synonyms: bane, nemesis, curse
3.scourge - a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"
Synonyms: terror, threat
Verb1.scourge - punish severely; excoriate
2.scourge - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
Synonyms: flagellate
3.scourge - devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
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