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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of or relating to something given by or as if by striking or something (unpleasant) caused to be endured

Usage examples (6)
  • Verb (used with object) : to inflict punishment. ,The regime inflicted burdensome taxes on the people
  • Government can in fact outlaw certain procedures which it thinks especially inflictive of pain.
  • Wherefore according to human judgment a man should never be condemned without fault of his own to an inflictive punishment, such as death, mutilation or flogging.
  • Scripture appear to speak of something more nearly inflictive; but it is better to conceive, in such cases, that the language is declarative only of what is coming to... for more
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