verb (used with object), cas·ti·gat·ed, cas·ti·gat·ing.
- castelo branco, humberto,
- caster action,
- caster sugar,
- castile soap
Origin of castigate
Examples from the Web for castigation
It was more especially upon the backs of saints that this castigation took place.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
You are at liberty, then, to go forth and assist in the castigation.From the Housetops|George Barr McCutcheon
If the castigation be severe, he invariably, on his return to England, goes to visit the Leader of the Opposition.The Fortunes Of Glencore|Charles James Lever
After six days' castigation, the peasant's patience could hold out no longer.
If boys positively will not profit by my instructions, I am bound, in duty to their parents, to try the effect of castigation.Three Courses and a Dessert|Anonymous
Word Origin for castigate
late 14c., castigacioun, from Latin castigationem (nominative castigatio) "a correcting, reproof, chastizing," noun of action from past participle stem of castigare (see castigate).
c.1600, from Latin castigatus, past participle of castigare "to correct, set right; purify; chastise, punish," from castus "pure" (see caste) + agere "to do" (see act (n.)). The notion behind the word is "make someone pure by correcting or reproving him."
If thou didst put this soure cold habit on To castigate thy pride, 'twere well. [Shakespeare, "Timon" IV.iii (1607)]
Related: Castigated; castigating; castigator; castigatory.