chastize

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chastize
c.1300, earlier chastien (12c.), from O.Fr. chastier, from L. castigare "to punish," lit. "to make pure" (see castigate).
"He alone may chastise who loves." [Rabindranath Tagore, "The Crescent Moon," 1913]
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