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

 in·flic·tion /ɪnˈflɪkʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flic·tion n.
 1. The act of inflicting or imposing; as, the infliction of torment, or of punishment.
 2. That which is inflicted or imposed, as punishment, disgrace, calamity, etc.
    His severest inflictions are in themselves acts of justice and righteousness.   --Rogers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo) [syn:
      2: an act causing pain or damage
      3: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of
         unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got
         a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend,
         he's an infliction" [syn: annoyance, bother, botheration,
          pain, pain in the neck, pain in the ass]