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Meaning of chasten

chas•ten

Pronunciation: (chā'sun), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
  2. to restrain; subdue: Age has chastened his violent temper.
  3. to make chaste in style.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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