[pyoo-ni-tiv] /ˈpyu nɪ tɪv/
serving for, concerned with, or inflicting punishment:
punitive laws; punitive action.
relating to, involving, or with the intention of inflicting punishment: a punitive expedition
1620s, “inflicting or involving punishment,” from French punitif (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of punire “to punish, correct, chastise” (see punish).
[puhn-jahb, puhn-jahb] /pʌnˈdʒɑb, ˈpʌn dʒɑb/ noun 1. a former province in NW British India: now divided between India and Pakistan. 2. a state in NW India. 47,456 sq. mi. (122,911 sq. km). Capital: Chandigarh. 3. a province in NE Pakistan. 79,284 sq. mi. (205,330 sq. km). Capital: Lahore. /pʌnˈdʒɑːb; ˈpʌndʒɑːb/ noun 1. (formerly) a province […]
[puhn-jah-bee] /pʌnˈdʒɑ bi/ noun, plural Punjabis for 1. 1. a native or inhabitant of the Punjab. 2. an Indic language of the Punjab. adjective 3. of or relating to the Punjab, its people, or their language. /pʌnˈdʒɑːbɪ/ noun 1. a member of the chief people of the Punjab 2. the state language of the Punjab, […]
plural noun 1. a former group of states in NW India: amalgamated with Punjab state (in India) in 1956. plural noun 1. (formerly) a group of states in NW India, amalgamated in 1956 with Punjab state
n. sharpened and often poisoned bamboo stake set in a hole as a trap for animals or enemies, 1872, of unknown origin, probably from a Tibeto-Burman language (first recorded in a Bengal context).