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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·flict /ɪnˈflɪkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flict v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflicting.]  To give, cause, or produce by striking, or as if by striking; to apply forcibly; to lay or impose; to send; to cause to bear, feel, or suffer; as, to inflict blows; to inflict a wound with a dagger; to inflict severe pain by ingratitude; to inflict punishment on an offender; to inflict the penalty of death on a criminal.
    What heart could wish, what hand inflict, this dire disgrace?   --Drygen.
 The persecution and the pain
 That man inflicts on all inferior kinds.   --Cowper.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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