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4 definitions found
 for Afflict
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Afflict \Af*flict"\, p. p. & a. [L. afflictus, p. p.]
     Afflicted. [Obs.] --Becon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Afflict \Af*flict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Afflicted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Afflicting.] [L. afflictus, p. p. of affigere to
     cast down, deject; ad + fligere to strike: cf. OF. aflit,
     afflict, p. p. Cf. Flagellate.]
     1. To strike or cast down; to overthrow. [Obs.] "Reassembling
        our afflicted powers." --Milton.
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     2. To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing
        continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously;
        to torment.
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              They did set over them taskmasters to afflict them
              with their burdens.                   --Exod. i. 11.
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              That which was the worst now least afflicts me.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. To make low or humble. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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              Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error before an
              afflicted truth.                      --Jer. Taylor.
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     Syn: To trouble; grieve; pain; distress; harass; torment;
          wound; hurt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  afflict
      v 1: cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted
           by the death of her parents"
      2: cause physical pain or suffering in; "afflict with the
         plague" [syn: afflict, smite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "afflict":
     abuse, affect, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, ail, anguish, annoy,
     befoul, bewitch, bite, blight, bother, break down, bring to tears,
     burden, burn, chafe, condemn, convulse, corrupt, crucify, crush,
     curse, cut, cut up, damage, debilitate, defile, deprave, derange,
     desolate, despoil, destroy, devitalize, disable, disadvantage,
     discomfort, disorder, disquiet, disserve, distress, disturb,
     do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, doom,
     draw tears, embitter, enervate, enfeeble, envenom, excruciate,
     fester, fret, gall, get into trouble, give pain, gnaw, grate,
     grieve, grind, gripe, harass, harm, harrow, harry, hex,
     hospitalize, hurt, impair, incapacitate, indispose, infect,
     inflame, inflict pain, injure, inundate, invalid, irk, irritate,
     jinx, kill by inches, lacerate, lay up, load with care, maltreat,
     martyr, martyrize, menace, mistreat, molest, nip, oppress, outrage,
     overwhelm, pain, persecute, perturb, pester, pierce, pinch, plague,
     play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, prejudice, press,
     prick, prolong the agony, prostrate, put to it, put to torture,
     rack, rankle, rasp, reduce, rub, savage, scathe, sicken, smite,
     sorrow, stab, sting, strike, taint, threaten, torment, torture,
     trouble, try, tweak, twist, upset, vex, violate, weaken, worry,
     wound, wreak havoc on, wring, wrong
  
  

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