castigate


castigate
castigate [kas′ti gāt΄]
vt.
castigated, castigating [< L castigatus, pp. of castigare, to purify, chastise < castus, pure (see CASTE) + agere: see ACT1]
to punish or rebuke severely, esp. by harsh public criticism
SYN.- PUNISH
castigation
n.
castigator
n.
castigatory [kas′təgə tôr΄ē]
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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