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afflict

verb [T]     /əˈflɪkt/ formal
If an illness or problem afflicts you, it makes you suffer: [often passive] a country afflicted by civil war It is an illness that afflicts women more than men.Experiencing and sufferingInjuring and injuries
affliction     /əˈflɪkʃən/ noun [C, U]
something that makes you sufferDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
Translations of “afflict”
in Spanish aquejar, afligir…
in Vietnamese làm đau đớn…
in Thai ทำให้เจ็บป่วย…
in Malaysian menyakiti…
in French affliger…
in German plagen, leiden…
in Indonesian menderita…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使痛苦, 使苦恼, 折磨…
in Turkish acı vermek, musallat olmak, üzmek…
in Russian поражать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使痛苦, 使苦惱, 折磨…
in Polish dotykać…
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