chas·tise (chăs-tīz, chăstīz′)
tr.v. chas·tised, chas·tis·ing, chas·tis·es
1. To punish, as for wrongdoing. See Synonyms at punish.
2. To criticize severely; reprimand or rebuke.
3. Archaic To purify.
[Middle English chastisen, alteration of chasten, chastien; see CHASTEN.]
chas·tisement (chăs-tīzmənt, chăstĭz-) n.
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