Translation of "afflict" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /əˈflɪkt/ us

If a problem or illness afflicts a person or thing, they suffer from it. (of a problem or illness) to affect a person or thing in an unpleasant way

It is an illness that afflicts women more than men.
a country afflicted by civil war

(Translation of “afflict” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əˈflikt/

(formal ) to give pain or distress to (a person etc)

She is continually afflicted by/with headaches.
affliction /-ʃən/ noun

(formal) something that causes pain or distress

Her deafness is a great affliction to her.

(Translation of “afflict” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)