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Pronunciation:  in'flikshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act causing pain or damage
  2. [n]  the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
  3. [n]  something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

INFLICTION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: annoyance, bother, botheration, imposition, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck
 See Also: actus reus, enforcement, irritant, misconduct, negative stimulus, nuisance, plague, protection, regimentation, reimposition, taxation, thorn, trade protection, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*flic"tion\, n. [L. inflictio: cf. F. infliction.]
1. The act of inflicting or imposing; as, the infliction of
   torment, or of punishment.

2. That which is inflicted or imposed, as punishment,
   disgrace, calamity, etc.

         His severest inflictions are in themselves acts of
         justice and righteousness.            --Rogers.

Thesaurus Terms
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