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in·flict

inflict

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn flIkt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: inflicts, inflicting, inflicted
definition 1: to deal out or strike in a physical attack.
They inflicted a heavy blow on their enemies.The scorpion can inflict a painful sting.
synonyms:
deliver
similar words:
hit, strike, wreak
definition 2: to impose.
The neighbor upstairs inflicted his loud music on us.
synonyms:
impose, lay, wreak
similar words:
administer, execute, visit
derivations: inflictive (adj.), inflicter (inflictor) (n.)
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