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Overview of noun scourge

The noun scourge has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) scourge, flagellum

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

2. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis

(something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life")

3. terror, scourge, threat

(a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood")


Overview of verb scourge

The verb scourge has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scourge

(punish severely; excoriate)

2. flagellate, scourge

(whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves")

3. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge

(cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion")

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