- 2 [viento/mar] to lash un fuerte temporal azota la ciudad a violent storm is battering the town el hambre/un intenso frío azotaba la zona the region was in the grips of famine/a severe cold spell las olas azotaban las rocas the waves lashed (against) the rocks
- 3 (México/Mexico) [puerta] to slam favor de no azotar la puerta please do not slam the door
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.