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chasten

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English chastien, from Old French chastier (punish), from Latin castīgāre.

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VerbEdit

chasten (third-person singular simple present chastens, present participle chastening, simple past and past participle chastened)

  1. To punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc.); to restrain, moderate
  2. To make chaste; to purify.
  3. To punish or reprimand for the sake of improvement; to discipline.
  4. To render humble or restrained.

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