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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chas·tise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chastised p. pr. & vb. n. Chastising.]
 1. To inflict pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to punish, as with stripes.
 How fine my master is! I am afraid
 He will chastise me.   --Shak.
    I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting chemists thus discovered and chastised.   --Boyle.
 2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.
    The gay, social sense, by decency chastised.   --Thomson.
 Syn: -- See Chasten.