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English definition of “inflict”

inflict

verb [T]     /ɪnˈflɪkt/
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     /-ˈflɪk.ʃən/ noun [U] Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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