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Afflict - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Afflict' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Afflict [ p. p. & a.]
- Afflicted.
2 . Afflict [ v. t.]
- To strike or cast down; to overthrow.
- To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment.
- To make low or humble.

Meaning of 'Afflict' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . afflict [ v]
Meaning (1):
- cause physical pain or suffering in
Example in sentence:
  • afflict with the plague
Meaning (2):
- cause great unhappiness for; distress
Example in sentence:
  • she was afflicted by the death of her parents