"punished" in the verb sense
1. punish, penalize, penalise
impose a penalty on inflict punishment on
"The students were penalized for showing up late for class"
"we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
"punished" in the adjective sense
subjected to a penalty (as pain or shame or restraint or loss) for an offense or fault or in order to coerce some behavior (as a confession or obedience)
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