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inflict

in·flict

inflict

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn flIkt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inflicted, inflicting, inflicts
definition 1: to strike or cause to be struck by, or as though by, a physical assault.
We shall inflict a heavy blow on our enemies.
synonyms:
visit
similar words:
hit, smite, strike, wreak
definition 2: to impose (something unpleasant).
synonyms:
impose, lay, wreak
similar words:
administer, execute, perpetrate, visit
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derivations: inflictive (adj.), inflicter (inflictor) (n.)
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