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English definition of “afflict”

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
(Definition of afflict verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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