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American English Dictionary

chasten (ˈtʃeɪsən )


transitive verb

  1. to punish in order to correct or make better; chastise
  2. to restrain from excess; subdue
  3. to make purer in style; refine

Derived Forms

ˈchastener noun

Word Origin

ME chastien < OFr chastier < L castigare, to punish, chastise: see castigate


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