(1) The act of punishing
- The act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction.
- A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.
- A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution
- Any treatment or experience so harsh it feels like being punished
- The drunk champions team got a terrible punishment: a 0-10 loss, as shamefull as the bare-butt paddling they got afterward