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chasten (verb), chastens; chastened; chastening
1. To make someone less self-satisfied or self-assertive and more subdued in behavior or thoughts: Maybe the experience Doug had will have chastened him to think about what he wants to say before he expresses himself.
2. To subject someone to discipline: Tom was found writing graffiti on the walls of the school building and so he was chastened, or punished very severely, when the principal of the school told his parents about the situation.
3. To moderate the intensity of something: The little group of friends was chastened because of their loud and raucous behavior at the party in the garden and so they got quieter when they decided that it wasn’t worth being so boisterous and noisy and having the neighbors complaining.
Noise is a real problem.
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