punishment

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English punishement, punyschment, punyschement, ponyshemente, from Old French punissement, from punir (to punish), synchronically equivalent to punish +‎ -ment. Compare the English nouns punishing and punition.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/
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  • Hyphenation: pun‧ish‧ment

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punishment (countable and uncountable, plural punishments)

  1. The act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction.
  2. A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.
  3. A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution
  4. (figuratively) Any treatment or experience so harsh it feels like being punished; rough handling
    a vehicle that can take a lot of punishment

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