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Meaning of INFLICT

Pronunciation:  in'flikt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"

INFLICT is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bring down, impose, visit
 See Also: clamp, dictate, foist, give, intrude, obtrude, order, prescribe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*flict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflicted}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Inflicting}.] [L. inflictus, p. p. of infligere to
strike on, to inflict; pref. in- in, on + fligere to strike.
Cf. {Flail}.]
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.

      What heart could wish, what hand inflict, this dire
      disgrace?                                --Drygen.

      The persecution and the pain That man inflicts on
      infero-ior kinds.                        --Cowper.

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