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 for Afflicting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Afflicting \Af*flict"ing\, a.
     Grievously painful; distressing; afflictive; as, an
     afflicting event. -- Af*flict"ing*ly, adv.
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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.
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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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