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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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