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 for Chastised
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  chastised \chastised\ adj.
     having bad behavior criticised and punished; as, the
     chastised child sat humbly in the corner.
  
     Syn: corrected, disciplined.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chastise \Chas*tise"\ (ch[a^]s*t[imac]z"; ch[a^]s"t[imac]z), v.
     t. [imp. & p. p. Chastised (ch[a^]s*t[imac]zd"); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Chastising.] [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen
     + modern -ise, -ize, L. -izare, Gr. -i`zein. See Chasten.]
     1. To inflict pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other
        manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to
        punish, as with stripes.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              How fine my master is! I am afraid
              He will chastise me.                  --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting
              chemists thus discovered and chastised. --Boyle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to
        free from faults or excesses.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The gay, social sense, by decency chastised.
                                                    --Thomson.
  
     3. To criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to
        correct behavior.
  
     Syn: castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, dress down.
          [PJC]
  
     Syn: See Chasten.
          [1913 Webster]

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