Definitions for inflictɪnˈflɪkt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word inflict

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

  2. Origin: [L. inflictus, p. p. of infligere to strike on, to inflict; pref. in- in, on + fligere to strike. Cf. Flail.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inflict

    in-flikt′, v.t. to lay on: to impose, as punishment.—n. Inflic′tion, act of inflicting or imposing: punishment applied.—adj. Inflict′ive, tending or able to inflict. [L. inflictus, infligĕrein, against, fligĕre, to strike.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inflict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inflict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Muasher:

    The aim was to inflict the largest number of casualties.

  2. Robert Morley:

    Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.

  3. Thucydides:

    The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.

  4. Greg Rosenbaum:

    My biggest concern here is that the more we frame this debate with vitriol, the more likely we inflict severe damage for the Jewish community.

  5. President Obama:

    It's one of the great paradoxes of our time that the very technologies that empower us to do great good can also be used to undermine us and inflict great harm.

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