Pronunciation: (fus'ti-gāt"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/fustigate.html on line 77 [key]
—v.t., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to cudgel; beat; punish severely.
2. to criticize harshly; castigate: a new satire that fustigates bureaucratic shilly-shallying.
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