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Dictionary definition for: Punishing

1. (a) resulting in punishment; "the king imposed a punishing tax"

2. (s) characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley" "a grueling campaign" "hard labor" "heavy work" "heavy going" "spent many laborious hours on the project" "set a

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