Definition of Afflict in English :

Define Afflict in English

Afflict meaning in English

Meaning of Afflict in English

Pronunciation of Afflict in English

Afflict pronunciation in English

Pronounce Afflict in English


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1. afflict

cause great unhappiness for; distress

Example Sentences:
'she was afflicted by the death of her parents'

2. afflict, smite

cause physical pain or suffering in

Example Sentences:
'afflict with the plague'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of afflict
to cause suffering or unhappiness to; distress greatly

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verb transitive
to cause pain or suffering to; distress very much
2.  Obsolete
to overthrow

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. af·flict·ed, af·flict·ing, af·flicts
To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.

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