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infliction

[in-flik-shuh n] /ɪnˈflɪk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of inflicting.
2.
something inflicted, as punishment or suffering.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin inflīctiōn- (stem of inflīctiō). See inflict, -ion
Related forms
preinfliction, noun
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infliction

n.

1530s, from Late Latin inflictionem (nominative inflictio) "an inflicting, a striking against," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin infligere (see inflict).

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