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inflict

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈflɪkt/ us  
to force someone to experience something very unpleasant: These new bullets are capable of inflicting massive injuries. The suffering inflicted on these children was unimaginable.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
infliction
noun [U] uk   /-ˈflɪk.ʃən/ us  
Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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