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Punic
adjective
1 hist belonging or relating to ancient Carthage.
2 literary treacherous; deceitful.
[15c: from Latin Punicus Carthaginian]


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punish
verb (punishes , punished , punishing )
1 to cause (an offender) to suffer for an offence.
2 to impose a penalty for (an offence).
3 colloq to treat something or someone roughly.
4 to beat or defeat (an opponent, etc) soundly.
5 colloq to consume large quantities of (eg drink).
[14c: from French punir , from Latin punire , punitum , from poena a penalty]
punishable adjective .
punishing adjective harsh; severe; testing.
punishingly adverb .


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punishment
noun
1 the act of punishing or process of being punished.
2 a method of punishing; a type of penalty.
3 colloq rough treatment; suffering or hardship.


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punitive
adjective
1 relating to, inflicting or intended to inflict punishment.
2 severe; inflicting hardship.
[17c: see punish]
punitively adverb .


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