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punisher

[ puhn-i-sher ]
/ ˈpʌn ɪ ʃər /
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noun
a person who inflicts a penalty, such as pain, confinement, etc.:If your response is delayed, the dog will link the punishment to the punisher and not to the transgression.
Sports. a person who plays or hits aggressively:The player is destined to be an all-American and an all-around punisher in the league.
a thing that inflicts pain, discomfort, etc.:I ran out of time on the test because of one punisher—a question I should have left for last.
something that deters or dissuades:Any stimulus which makes the behavior it follows more frequent is a reinforcer, even if it is intended as a punisher.
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Origin of punisher

OTHER WORDS FROM punisher

self-pun·ish·er, noun
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