inflictive

inflict

[in-flikt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to impose as something that must be borne or suffered: to inflict punishment.
2.
to impose (anything unwelcome): The regime inflicted burdensome taxes on the people.
3.
to deal or deliver, as a blow.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin inflīctus past participle of inflīgere to strike or dash against, equivalent to in- in-2 + flīg- (stem of flīgere to beat down) + -tus past participle suffix

inflictable, adjective
inflicter, inflictor, noun
inflictive, adjective
preinflict, verb (used with object)
uninflicted, adjective

afflict, infect, inflict.
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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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inflict
1566, from L. inflictus, pp. of infligere "to strike or dash against," from in- "on, against" + fligere (pp. flictus) "to dash, strike" (see afflict). You inflict a plague on someone; you afflict someone with a plague.
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