Meaning of flagellation

flag•el•la•tion

Pronunciation: (flaj"u-lā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of flagellating.
  2. a masochistic or sadistic act in which the participants receive erotic stimulation from whipping or being whipped.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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