inflict definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To deal or mete out (anything punishing or burdensome); impose: inflicted hefty losings on opponent; a storm that inflicted widespread damage.
    • To afflict.
    • to offer, cause, or create by striking, or as if by striking; to make use of forcibly; to set or enforce; to send; resulting in to keep, feel, or experience
  • verb:
    • To push upon; to impose.
    • enforce something unpleasant
  • others:
    • To lay-on or impose as something which must certanly be borne or suffered; cause to be suffered: as, to cause discipline on offenders; to inflict a penalty on transgressors.

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