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punishment

  
  ( punishments    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Punishment is the act of punishing someone or of being punished.  
...a group which campaigns against the physical punishment of children..., I have no doubt that the man is guilty and that he deserves punishment.     
2       n-var   A punishment is a particular way of punishing someone.  
The government is proposing tougher punishments for officials convicted of corruption...     
3       n-uncount   You can use punishment to refer to severe physical treatment of any kind.  
Don't expect these types of boot to take the punishment that gardening will give them.     
4   
    capital punishment  
    corporal punishment  


capital punishment     
Capital punishment is punishment which involves the legal killing of a person who has committed a serious crime such as murder.      n-uncount  
Most democracies have abolished capital punishment.     
corporal punishment     
Corporal punishment is the punishment of people by hitting them.      n-uncount  
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punishment

  
1    chastening, chastisement, comeuppance     (slang)   correction, discipline, just deserts, penalty, penance, punitive measures, retribution, sanction, what for     (informal)  
2      (informal)   abuse, beating, hard work, maltreatment, manhandling, pain, rough treatment, slave labour, torture, victimization  

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