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"inflict" in British English

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inflictverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈflɪkt/
to ​force someone to ​experience something very ​unpleasant: These new ​bullets are ​capable of inflicting ​massiveinjuries. The ​suffering inflicted on these ​children was ​unimaginable.
infliction
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈflɪk.ʃən/
(Definition of inflict from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inflictverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈflɪkt/
to ​force someone or something to ​experience something ​unpleasant: Why would anyone inflict ​harm on a ​helplessanimal?
(Definition of inflict from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inflict”
in Spanish infligir, imponer, causar…
in Vietnamese bắt phải chịu…
in Malaysian mengakibatkan…
in Thai สร้างความเจ็บปวด…
in French infliger (qqch. à qqn)…
in German aufbürden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使遭受,使承受…
in Turkish vermek, yüklemek, uğratmak…
in Russian наносить, причинять…
in Indonesian membebankan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使遭受,使承受…
in Polish zadawać…
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