- to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
- to restrain; subdue: Age has chastened his violent temper.
- to make chaste in style.
Origin of chasten
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1. discipline, punish. 2. humble. 3. purify, simplify.
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- to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
- to discipline or correct by punishment
- to moderate; restrain; temper
C16: from Old French chastier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate
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Word Origin and History for chastener
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