Chastener



[chey-suh n] /ˈtʃeɪ sən/

verb (used with object)
1.
to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; .
2.
to restrain; subdue:
Age has chastened his violent temper.
3.
to make chaste in style.
/ˈtʃeɪsən/
verb (transitive)
1.
to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
2.
to discipline or correct by punishment
3.
to moderate; restrain; temper
v.

1520s, with -en (1) + the word it replaced, obsolete verb chaste “to correct (someone’s) behavior” (Middle English chastien, c.1200), from Old French chastiier “to punish” (see chastise). Related: Chastened; chastening.

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