inflict-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: impose something unpleasant

She has inflicted untold pain on those she left behind.
The suffering of 11 September was inflicted on people of many faiths and many nations.
The estimate of the probable injury it will inflict upon public morality is greatly exaggerated.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: inflict.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1