Meaning of fustigate

fus•ti•gate

Pronunciation: (fus'ti-gāt"), [key]
— -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
  1. to cudgel; beat; punish severely.
  2. to criticize harshly; castigate: a new satire that fustigates bureaucratic shilly-shallying.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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