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scourge

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Noun scourge has 3 senses
  1. scourge, flagellum - a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    --1 is a kind of whip
    Derived forms: verb scourge1, verb scourge2
  2. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis - something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
    --2 is a kind of affliction
    Derived form: verb scourge3
  3. terror, scourge, threat - a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"
    --3 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
Verb scourge has 3 senses
  1. scourge - punish severely; excoriate
    --1 is one way to
    punish, penalize, penalise
    Derived forms: noun scourge1, noun scourger1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. flagellate, scourge - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
    --2 is one way to flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce
    Derived forms: noun scourge1, noun scourger1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge - devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
    --3 is one way to destroy, ruin
    Derived form: noun scourge2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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