verb (used with object)
Origin of inflict
Examples from the Web for inflicted
And so the same creeping rot of the rule of law that the administration has inflicted on immigration now bedevils our drug laws.
“They got their chance and they inflicted great pain in the eyes of the world,” said Kakar.
Should you confront someone that has hurt you in a substantial way, even if the emotional injury was inflicted long ago?
Specifically, Stewart has raised awareness about the human toll that this conflict has inflicted upon Palestinian civilians.How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering|Dean Obeidallah|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most horrible act of violence in the novel is inflicted by Christine, on herself.American Dreams: A Best-Selling Pint-Sized Psychopath|Nathaniel Rich|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A variety of symbols is here employed to represent the judgment to be inflicted.Notes On The Apocalypse|David Steele
Three hundred and seventeen stripes were inflicted; but the sufferer never winced.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
But, while the embargo pressed so heavily on us, it inflicted severe damage also on France and England, especially the latter.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
Could Lucretia ever forgive the injury, and could she fail to detect the hand that inflicted it?Lucretia, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A few hours of storm, wind, and sun might have inflicted all the damage it had sustained.The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine|Frank R. Stockton
Word Origin for inflict
1560s, from Latin inflictus, past participle of infligere "to strike or dash against," from in- "on, against" (see in- (2)) + fligere (past participle flictus) "to dash, strike" (see afflict). You inflict trouble on someone; you afflict someone with trouble. Shame on you.