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English noun: punishment

1. punishment (act) the act of punishing


Synonymspenalisation, penalization, penalty


Broader (hypernym)social control


Narrower (hyponym)castigation, chastisement, corporal punishment, correction, cruel and unusual punishment, detention, discipline, economic strangulation, imprisonment, medicine, music, penance, self-abasement, self-mortification, self-punishment, stick









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