adjective see inflict

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Inflictive — In*flict ive, a. [Cf. F. inflictif.] Causing infliction; acting as an infliction. Whitehead. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflictive — index disciplinary (punitory), penal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inflictive — ktiv adjective : causing infliction : acting as an infliction The Raven … delighted the inflictive instincts of thousands of reciters for so long Times Literary Supplement …   Useful english dictionary

  • inflictive — See inflicter. * * * …   Universalium

  • inflictive — adjective Of, pertaining to or causing infliction …   Wiktionary

  • inflictive — adj. tending to inflict, tending to cause or produce (suffering, trouble, loss, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inflictive — in·flic·tive …   English syllables

  • Punishment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Punishment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 punishment punishment punition Sgm: N 1 chastisement chastisement chastening Sgm: N 1 correction correction castigation GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 discipline discipline …   English dictionary for students

  • inflict — transitive verb Etymology: Latin inflictus, past participle of infligere, from in + fligere to strike more at profligate Date: 1566 1. afflict 2. a. to give by or as if by striking < inflict pain > b. to cause (something unpleasant) to be endured …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inflict — inflictable, adj. inflicter, inflictor, n. inflictive, adj. /in flikt /, v.t. 1. to impose as something that must be borne or suffered: to inflict punishment. 2. to impose (anything unwelcome): The regime inflicted burdensome taxes on the people …   Universalium

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