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tr.v. cas·ti·gat·ed, cas·ti·gat·ing, cas·ti·gates
To punish or rebuke severely. See Synonyms at punish.
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|Noun||1.||castigation - a severe scolding|
|2.||castigation - verbal punishment|
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noun reprimand, criticism, blast, put-down, condemnation, censure, dressing down (informal), chastisement, bawling-out (informal), excoriation Helen's merciless castigation of her staff in public
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