chasten [chastened, chastens] v
OFr < L. castigāre, make chaste or pure, correct, chastise.
- Afflict; strike; [fig.] impress; overwhelm; instruct through direct experience of consequences.
- Humble; bring down; make to feel a loss; [passive past participle form] grief-struck.
- Castigate; repudiate; put down; [fig.] ignore; leave unknown; keep anonymous.
- Rebuke; reprove; hush; shush; silence; [fig.] purify; refine.