inflictive


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in·flict

 (ĭn-flĭkt′)
tr.v. in·flict·ed, in·flict·ing, in·flicts
1. To cause (something injurious or harmful), as to a person, group, or area: claws that inflicted a deep wound; an attack that inflicted heavy losses; a storm that inflicted widespread damage.
2. To force to undergo or experience (something unwanted): "the piano lessons he inflicted on his son" (Christopher Miller).
3. To deal or deliver (a blow, for example).

[Latin īnflīgere, īnflīct- : in-, on; see in-2 + flīgere, to strike.]

in·flict′er, in·flic′tor n.
in·flic′tive adj.
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