Definition for Chasten (chastened, chastens)

chasten (chastened, chastens), v. [OFr < L. castigāre, make chaste or pure, correct, chastise.]

  1. Afflict; strike; [fig.] impress; overwhelm; instruct through direct experience of consequences.
  2. Humble; bring down; make to feel a loss; [passive past participle form] grief-struck.
  3. Castigate; repudiate; put down; [fig.] ignore; leave unknown; keep anonymous.
  4. Rebuke; reprove; hush; shush; silence; [fig.] purify; refine.

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