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castigate

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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English

Etymology

Early 17th cent., from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] castīgātus, past participle of castīgō (I reprove) from castus (pure, chaste).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to castigate

Third person singular
castigat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to castigate (third-person singular simple present castigat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely.
  2. To revise or make corrections to a publication.

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Italian

Adjective

castigate f.

  1. Feminine plural form of castigato

Verb

castigate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of castigare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of castigare.
  3. Feminine plural of castigato.

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