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How to Pronounce scourge?

Correct pronunciation for the word "scourge" is [skˈɜːd͡ʒ], [skˈɜːd‍ʒ], [s_k_ˈɜː_dʒ].

"Scourge" in context

A scourge is a wide-ranging term that can refer to any kind of physical or metaphorical punishment or affliction. In its literal sense, a scourge is a whip or scourge-like implement used as an instrument of punishment or torture. Metaphorically, a scourge may mean any calamity, disaster, or affliction.

In ancient times, the scourge was used as a tool of punishment, both religious and social. For example, the Mosaic Law prescribed a variety of scourging to be used as a punishment for certain crimes or transgressions in both religious and social life.

What are similar-sounding words for scourge?

Usage over time for scourge:

This graph shows how "scourge" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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