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verb [transitive] formal castigate pronunciation in American English /ˈkæstɪˌɡeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycastigate
he/she/itcastigates
present participlecastigating
past tensecastigated
past participlecastigated
  1. to criticize someone or something severely
    He was castigated as a racist by his opponents.

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