ob·jur·gate /ˈɒbdʒərˌgeɪt, əbˈdʒɜrgeɪt/

-verb (used with object), -gat·ed, -gat·ing.
to reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid harshly; berate sharply.

[Origin: 1610-20; < L objūrgātus, ptp. of objūrgāre to rebuke, equiv. to ob– ob- + jūrgāre, jurigāre to rebuke, equiv. to jūr– (s. of jūs) law + –ig-, comb. form of agere to drive, do + –ātus -ate1]

-Related forms
ob·jur·ga·tion, noun
ob·jur·ga·tor, noun
ob·jur·ga·to·ri·ly /əbˈdʒɜrgəˌtɔrəli, -ˌtoʊr-/, ob·jur·ga·tive·ly, adverb
ob·jur·ga·to·ry, ob·jur·ga·tive, adjective

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