Definition of spifflicate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspif(ə)ləˌkāt/
(also spiflicate)


[with object] informal, humorous
Treat roughly or severely; destroy: the mosquito was spifflicated
More example sentences
  • Talking of smash; I hear that Boris, in the company of one of his sons, did a fair job of spiflicating a valuable vehicle which he was ‘test driving’.
  • I reckon he missed the 100 the previous week when we absolutely spiflicated the Saints by 15 goals.
  • The 26-year-old Dane makes this ‘revelation’ sitting on the side of the ring in which he has just spiflicated sparring partner Sam Soliman, a Mundine casualty.



Pronunciation: /ˌspifliˈkāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Defense against spiflication is not one of them.
  • Unfortunately, no spifflication is allowed since my parents are here with me.
  • Me and my siblings thought it was made up - by our Dad who always threatened us with dire spiflication if we ever played up.


Mid 18th century: a fanciful formation.

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Syllabification: spif·fli·cate

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