[ in-flik-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈflɪk ʃən /


the act of inflicting.
something inflicted, as punishment or suffering.

Origin of infliction

First recorded in 1525–35, infliction is from the Late Latin word inflīctiōn- (stem of inflīctiō). See inflict, -ion
Related formspre·in·flic·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for infliction



1530s, from Late Latin inflictionem (nominative inflictio) "an inflicting, a striking against," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin infligere (see inflict).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper