"chasten" Definition

  1. v. t. To correct by punishment; to inflict pain upon the purpose of reclaiming; to discipline; as, to chasten a son with a rod.
  2. v. t. To purify from errors or faults; to refine.

More About chasten

Position in dictionary: 16494 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "chasten": 5
Words that end with "chasten": 2
Words that contain "chasten": 6
Next words in dictionary: chastened, chastener, chasteness, chastening, chastisable
Previous words in dictionary: chastely, chaste, chast, chassis, chasseur

English Dictionary Definition of chasten

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