verb (used with object)
to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
to restrain; subdue: Age has chastened his violent temper.
to make chaste in style.

1520–30; chaste + -en1; replacing chaste (v.), Middle English chastien < Old French chastier < Latin castigāre; see castigate

chastener, noun
chasteningly, adverb
chastenment, noun
unchastened, adjective

1. discipline, punish. 2. humble. 3. purify, simplify.

1. indulge. Unabridged
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chasten (ˈtʃeɪsən)
1.  to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
2.  to discipline or correct by punishment
3.  to moderate; restrain; temper
[C16: from Old French chastier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate]

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Word Origin & History

1526, from obsolete chaste (v.), c.1200, from O.Fr. chastier (see chastize).
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Example sentences
Outwardly confident they may be, but those attending have been chastened by the
  experiences of the past two years.
Duly chastened, his headmaster produced a tablecloth instead.
They might have been chastened briefly by the excesses of the dotcom boom, but
  they are once again on the prowl.
Chastened hedge funds may mean quieter trading and weaker revenues for the
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