Chastener
Chastener \Chas"ten*er\, n. One who chastens. [1913 Webster]

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  • chastener — noun see chasten …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chastener — See chasten. * * * …   Universalium

  • chastener — noun A person who chastens …   Wiktionary

  • chastener — n. punisher, discipliner; criticizer; purifier …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chastener — chas·ten·er …   English syllables

  • chastener — s(ə)nə(r) noun ( s) : one that chastens …   Useful english dictionary

  • chasten — chastener, n. chasteningly, adv. chastenment, n. /chay seuhn/, v.t. 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. [1520 30;… …   Universalium

  • chasten — transitive verb (chastened; chastening) Etymology: alteration of obsolete English chaste to chasten, from Middle English, from Anglo French chastier, from Latin castigare, from castus + igare (from agere to drive) more at act Date: 13th century 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chasten — [ tʃeɪs(ə)n] verb 1》 (of a reproof or misfortune) have a restraining or demoralizing effect on. 2》 archaic (especially of God) discipline; punish. Derivatives chastener noun Origin C16: from an obs. verb chaste, from OFr. chastier, from L.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chasten — /ˈtʃeɪsən / (say chaysuhn) verb (t) 1. to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise. 2. to restrain; subdue. 3. to make chaste in style. {obsolete chaste (verb) chasten (from Old French chastier, from Latin castigāre) +… …   Australian English dictionary

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