(Pun"gent*ly), adv. In a pungent manner; sharply.

(Pun"gled) a. [Etymol. uncertain.] Shriveled or shrunken; — said especially of grain which has lost its juices from the ravages of insects, such as the wheat midge, or Trips

(Pung"y) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A small sloop or shallop, or a large boat with sails.

(Pu"nic) a. [L. Punicus pertaining to Carthage, or its inhabitants, fr. Poeni the Carthaginians.]

1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians.

2. Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless; treacherous; as, Punic faith.

Yes, yes, his faith attesting nations own;
'T is Punic all, and to a proverb known.
H. Brooke.

(Pu"nice) n. (Zoöl.) See Punese. [Obs. or R.]

(Pu"nice), v. t. To punish. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Pu*ni"ceous Pu*ni"cial) a. [L. puniceus, fr. Punicus Punic.] Of a bright red or purple color. [R.]

(Pu"ni*ness) n. The quality or state of being puny; littleness; pettiness; feebleness.

(Pun"ish) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Punishing.] [OE. punischen, F. punir, from L. punire, punitum, akin to poena punishment, penalty. See Pain, and -ish.]

1. To impose a penalty upon; to afflict with pain, loss, or suffering for a crime or fault, either with or without a view to the offender's amendment; to cause to suffer in retribution; to chasten; as, to punish traitors with death; a father punishes his child for willful disobedience.

A greater power
Now ruled him, punished in the shape he sinned.

2. To inflict a penalty for (an offense) upon the offender; to repay, as a fault, crime, etc., with pain or loss; as, to punish murder or treason with death.

3. To injure, as by beating; to pommel. [Low]

Syn. — To chastise; castigate; scourge; whip; lash; correct; discipline. See Chasten.

(Pun"ish*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. punissable.] Deserving of, or liable to, punishment; capable of being punished by law or right; — said of person or offenses.

That time was, when to be a Protestant, to be a Christian, was by law as punishable as to be a traitor.

Pun"ish*a*ble*ness, n.

(Pun"ish*er) n. One who inflicts punishment.

(Pun"ish*ment) n.

1. The act of punishing.

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