Inflict

Definition of Inflict

In`flict´
v. t.1.To give, cause, or produce by striking, or as if by striking; to apply forcibly; to lay or impose; to send; to cause to bear, feel, or suffer; as, to inflict blows; to inflict a wound with a dagger; to inflict severe pain by ingratitude; to inflict punishment on an offender; to inflict the penalty of death on a criminal.
[imp. & p. p. Inflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflicting.]
What heart could wish, what hand inflict, this dire disgrace?
- Drygen.
The persecution and the pain
That man inflicts on all inferior kinds.
- Cowper.

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