chastened






verb (used with object)

  1. to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
  2. to restrain; subdue: Age has chastened his violent temper.
  3. to make chaste in style.

verb (tr)

  1. to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
  2. to discipline or correct by punishment
  3. to moderate; restrain; temper
v.

1520s, with -en (1) + the word it replaced, obsolete verb chaste “to correct (someone’s) behavior” (Middle English chastien, c.1200), from Old French chastiier “to punish” (see chastise). Related: Chastened; chastening.

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