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English definition of “punishable”

punishable

adjective uk   /ˈpʌn.ɪ.ʃə.bl̩/ us  
describes a crime that you can be punished for: a punishable offence Drug dealing is punishable by death in some countries.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
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