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infliction

[ in-flik-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈflɪk ʃən /
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noun

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

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Origin of infliction

First recorded in 1525–35, infliction is from the Late Latin word inflīctiōn- (stem of inflīctiō). See inflict, -ion
pre·in·flic·tion, noun
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