punishment

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punishment is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
punishment

Plural
punishments

  1. (countable & uncountable) A punishment is a response to bad actions; it is used to try to stop another bad action.
    Punishment is hard to accept.
    His punishments were financial and verbal.

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