Meaning of “punishment” - Learner’s Dictionary

punishment

noun [ C, U ] uk us /ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/

B2 something that is done to punish someone:

He had to stay in his bedroom as a punishment for fighting.
→ See also capital punishment , corporal punishment , be a glutton for punishment

(Definition of “punishment” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)