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infliction

Syllabification: in·flic·tion
Pronunciation: /inˈflikSHən
 
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Definition of infliction in English:

noun

1The action of inflicting something unpleasant or painful on someone or something: the repeated infliction of pain
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  • Perhaps, for instance, it's proper to derive satisfaction from deprivation of liberty but categorically improper to derive satisfaction from deprivation of life or infliction of physical pain.
  • It specifies that torture includes only intentional infliction of ‘severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental.’
  • Georgia, coined the phrase ‘unnecessary and wanton infliction of pain.’
1.1 informal dated A nuisance: what an infliction he must be!
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  • He, too, bore several inflictions, but if they bothered him it did not show.
  • Quite what the South Africans have done to warrant this infliction I'd better not speculate on.
  • If readers thought that was a nefarious scheme, I apologize for any infliction it may have caused.

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