infliction

[in-flik-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of inflicting.
2.
something inflicted, as punishment or suffering.

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin inflīctiōn- (stem of inflīctiō). See inflict, -ion

preinfliction, noun
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inflict (ɪnˈflɪkt)
 
vb (often foll by on or upon)
1.  to impose (something unwelcome, such as pain, oneself, etc)
2.  rare to cause to suffer; afflict (with)
3.  to deal out (blows, lashes, etc)
 
[C16: from Latin inflīgere to strike (something) against, dash against, from flīgere to strike]
 
in'flictable
 
adj
 
in'flicter
 
n
 
in'flictor
 
n
 
in'fliction
 
n
 
in'flictive
 
adj

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Example sentences
The maleficent power of knots may also be manifested in the infliction of
  sickness, disease, and all kinds of misfortune.
As an example, infliction of emotional distress is often talked about in the
  press but it isn't what people think.
In some ways they're an infliction of punishment before conviction.
And that act, the infliction of great harm on innocents, is seen as a great
  accomplishment of the nation.
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