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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castigation  \Cas`ti*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  catigatio.] 
  1.  Corrective  punishment;  chastisement;  reproof;  pungent 
  criticism. 
 
  The  keenest  castigation  of  her  slanderers.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  2.  Emendation;  correction.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  castigation 
  n  1:  a  severe  scolding  [syn:  {earful},  {bawling  out},  {chewing 
  out},  {upbraiding},  {going-over},  {dressing  down}] 
  2:  verbal  punishment  [syn:  {chastisement}] 




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