scourge: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (skûrj), [key]
— n., v., scourged, scourg•ing.
- a whip or lash, esp. for the infliction of punishment or torture.
- a person or thing that applies or administers punishment or severe criticism.
- a cause of affliction or calamity: Disease and famine are scourges of humanity.
- to whip with a scourge; lash.
- to punish, chastise, or criticize severely.
- scourge (Thesaurus)
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