HyperDic: scourge

English > 6 senses of the word scourge:
NOUNartifactscourge, flagelluma whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
statescourge, bane, curse, nemesissomething causing misery or death
person scourge, terror, threata person who inspires fear or dread
VERBsocialscourgepunish severely
contactscourge, flagellatewhip
changescourge, lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravagecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
scourge > pronunciation
Soundssker'jh
Rhymesconverge ... verge: 16 rhymes with erjh...
English > scourge: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor).
Synonymflagellum
BroaderwhipAn instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
Spanishazote, flagelo
Catalanflagel
Verbsscourgewhip
scourgepunish severely
English > scourge: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningSomething causing misery or death.
Synonymsbane, curse, nemesis
BroaderafflictionA cause of great suffering and distress
Spanishadversidad, calamidad, desgracia, maldición, perdición, ruina
Catalanadversitat, calamitat, desgràcia, maledicció
Verbsscourgecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
English > scourge: 6 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who inspires fear or dread.
Synonymsterror, threat
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishamenaza, azote, terror
Catalanamenaça, terror
English > scourge: 6 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningpunish severely; excoriate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderpunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Spanishafligir, dar un escarmiento, escarmentar
Nounsscourgea whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
scourgera torturer who flogs or scourges (especially an official whose duty is to whip offenders)
English > scourge: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningWhip.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymflagellate
Broaderflog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounceBeat severely with a whip or rod
Spanishazotar, escoria, flagelar
Nounsscourgea whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
scourgera torturer who flogs or scourges (especially an official whose duty is to whip offenders)
English > scourge: 6 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymslay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage
NarrowerruinReduce to ruins
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanisharrasar, asolar, desgastar, desolar, destrozar, destruir, devastar, gastar
Catalanarrasar, assolar, desgastar, destrossar, devastar, gastar
Nounsscourgesomething causing misery or death

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