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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Punish  \Pun"ish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Punished};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Punishing}.]  [OE.  punischen  F.  punir,  from  L.  punire, 
  punitum,  akin  to  poena  punishment,  penalty.  See  {Pain},  and 
  1.  To  impose  a  penalty  upon  to  afflict  with  pain,  loss  or 
  suffering  for  a  crime  or  fault,  either  with  or  without  a 
  view  to  the  offender's  amendment;  to  cause  to  suffer  in 
  retribution;  to  chasten;  as  to  punish  traitors  with 
  death;  a  father  punishes  his  child  for  willful 
  A  greater  power  Now  ruled  him  punished  in  the  shape 
  he  sinned.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  inflict  a  penalty  for  (an  offense)  upon  the  offender; 
  to  repay,  as  a  fault,  crime,  etc.,  with  pain  or  loss  as 
  to  punish  murder  or  treason  with  death. 
  3.  To  injure,  as  by  beating;  to  pommel.  [Low] 
  Syn:  To  chastise;  castigate;  scourge;  whip;  lash;  correct; 
  discipline.  See  {Chasten}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  resulting  in  punishment;  "the  king  imposed  a  punishing  tax" 
  2:  characterized  by  toilsome  effort  to  the  point  of  exhaustion; 
  especially  physical  effort;  "worked  their  arduous  way  up 
  the  mining  valley";  "a  grueling  campaign";  "hard  labor"; 
  "heavy  work";  "heavy  going";  "spent  many  laborious  hours 
  on  the  project";  "set  a  punishing  pace"  [syn:  {arduous},  {backbreaking}, 
  {grueling},  {gruelling},  {hard},  {heavy},  {laborious},  {labourious}, 

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