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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infliction  \In*flic"tion\,  n.  [L.  inflictio:  cf  F.  infliction.] 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infliction 
  n  1:  the  act  of  imposing  something  (as  a  tax  or  an  embargo)  [syn: 
  {imposition}] 
  2:  an  act  causing  pain  or  damage 




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