AskDefine | Define inflict

Dictionary Definition

inflict v : impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students" [syn: bring down, visit, impose]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To thrust upon; to impose.
    They inflicted terrible pains on her to obtain a confession.


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