Definitions for scourge

Definitions for (noun) scourge

Main entry: scourge, flagellum

Definition: a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

Main entry: terror, threat, scourge

Definition: a person who inspires fear or dread

Usage: he was the terror of the neighborhood

Main entry: curse, nemesis, bane, scourge

Definition: something causing misery or death

Usage: the bane of my life

Definitions for (verb) scourge

Main entry: desolate, devastate, scourge, lay waste to, ravage, waste

Definition: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

Usage: The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

Main entry: scourge, flagellate

Definition: whip

Usage: The religious fanatics flagellated themselves

Main entry: scourge

Definition: punish severely; excoriate

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