懲 means 'learn from experience'

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Strokes : 18    Frequency: 1964   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-37    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 20 words   Used in 28 words   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   りる to learn from experience   らす   らしめる to punish
惩 (Chinese)     
⿱   sign   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 懲 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 懲 is used 27 times, read 2 ways.
チョウ : 17 words FIND ALL
penal servitude; imprisonment with hard labor (hard labour)
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りる : 10 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to learn by experience; to learn one's lesson; to learn the hard way
2. to have enough (of); to be disgusted with
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An additional こ.らす less common words include 懲 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1599  Joy o' Kanji : 1599  Key to Kanji:

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チョウ   こりる to learn from experience   こらす    こらしめる to punish   
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チョウ    sign, symptom; collection   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
ぼく strike   
サン   やま mountain   
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シン   こころ heart   
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