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English definition of “afflict”

afflict

verb [T]  /əˈflɪkt/ us  
to make someone or something suffer physically or mentally: He was afflicted with severe asthma.
affliction
noun [C]  /əˈflɪk·ʃən/ us  
Illiteracy is a serious affliction.
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