inflicts

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inflict \In*flict"\, verb (used with an object) [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 all inferior kinds. --Cowper.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

inflict

verb

1: impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students" [syn: {inflict}, {bring down}, {visit}, {impose}]


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