Definition for CHAS'TEN

CHAS'TEN, v.t. [cha'sn; Fr. chรขtier, for chastier; Arm. castien; Russ. chischu.]

  1. To correct by punishment; to punish; to inflict pain for the purpose of reclaiming an offender; as, to chasten a son with a rod. I will chasten him with the rod of men. โ€“ 2 Sam. vii.
  2. To afflict by other means. As many as I love I rebuke and chasten. โ€“ Rev. iii. I chastened my soul with fasting. โ€“ Ps. lxix.
  3. To purify from errors or faults.

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