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Meaning of chastise

chas•tise

Pronunciation: (chas-tīz', chas'tīz), [key]
— -tised, -tis•ing.
  1. to discipline, esp. by corporal punishment.
  2. to criticize severely.
  3. to restrain; chasten.
  4. to refine; purify.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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