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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of castigare, from castus ( CHASTE) + -igere (from agere 'to drive')

castigate

verb
     
cast‧i‧gate [transitive]
formal to criticize or punish someone severely
castigation noun [uncountable]

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