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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castigate  \Cas"ti*gate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Castigated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Castigating}.]  [L.  castigatus  p.  p.  of 
  castigare  to  correct,  punish;  castus  pure,  chaste  +  agere  to 
  move  drive.  See  {Caste},  and  cf  {Chasten}.] 
  1.  To  punish  by  stripes;  to  chastise  by  blows;  to  chasten; 
  also  to  chastise  verbally;  to  reprove;  to  criticise 
  severely. 
 
  2.  To  emend;  to  correct.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  castigate 
  v  :  censure  severely;  "She  chastized  him  for  his  insensitive 
  remarks"  [syn:  {chastize},  {chastise},  {objurgate},  {chasten}, 
  {correct}] 




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