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afflictverb [T]

 us   /əˈflɪkt/
to make someone or something ​sufferphysically or ​mentally: He was afflicted with ​severeasthma.
affliction
noun [C]  us   /əˈflɪk·ʃən/
Illiteracy is a ​serious affliction.
(Definition of afflict from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “afflict”
in Spanish afligir…
in Vietnamese làm đau đớn…
in Malaysian menyakiti…
in Thai ทำให้เจ็บป่วย…
in French affliger…
in German plagen, leiden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使痛苦, 使苦恼, 折磨…
in Turkish acı vermek, musallat olmak, üzmek…
in Russian поражать…
in Indonesian menderita…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使痛苦, 使苦惱, 折磨…
in Polish dotykać…
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