Variant of inflict
- to give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
- to impose (a punishment, disagreeable task, etc. on or upon)
Origin: from Classical Latin inflictus, past participle of infligere, to strike or beat against from in-, on, against plush fligere, to strike from Indo-European base an unverified form bhlī-, to strike from source Welsh blif, catapult
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