punishment noun definition in Types of punishment topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

punishment

 noun: Types of punishment topic
[uncountable, countable] an act or a way of punishing somebody to inflict/impose/mete out punishment punishment (for something) What is the punishment for murder? There is little evidence that harsher punishments deter any better than more lenient ones. The punishment should fit the crime. He was sent to his room as a punishment.

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