1、pun- + -itive.
- punitive (adj.)
- 1620s, "inflicting or involving punishment," from French punitif (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of punire "to punish, correct, chastise" (see punish).
- 1. There are calls for more punitive measures against people who drink and drive.
- 2. They took punitive measures against the whole gang.
- 3. He said companies should face punitive civil penalties running into millions of pounds.
- 4. Other economists say any punitive measures against foreign companies would hurt US interests.
- 5. In response, Charles VI sent a punitive expedition to Brittany, raping and killing the populace.
- 作为报复, 查理六世派军讨伐布列塔尼, 奸淫杀戮平民.
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