Definitions for inflictɪnˈflɪkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflict, bring down, visit, impose(verb)

    impose something unpleasant

    "The principal visited his rage on the students"

Wiktionary

  1. inflict(Verb)

    To thrust upon; to impose.

    They inflicted terrible pains on her to obtain a confession.

  2. Origin: * From Latin infligere, from in-, + fligere, "to strike".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inflict(verb)

    to give, cause, or produce by striking, or as if by striking; to apply forcibly; to lay or impose; to send; to cause to bear, feel, or suffer; as, to inflict blows; to inflict a wound with a dagger; to inflict severe pain by ingratitude; to inflict punishment on an offender; to inflict the penalty of death on a criminal

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inflict' in Verbs Frequency: #1076


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