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
But because of the political paradigm, some of the normal, chastening fear has been removed from the currency market.
Their world picture undergoes a chastening revision.
Eleventh hour repentance and conversion some times occur under such chastening.
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