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suffer

suf·fer

suffer

 
pronunciation:
suh fr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: suffered, suffering, suffers
definition: to feel pain or have a bad experience.
She suffers from headaches.He suffered from his mistakes.
similar words:
ache, trouble
derivations: sufferable (adj.), sufferably (adv.), sufferer (n.)
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The word suffer contains the following part:
suf- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix suf- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots beginning with "f," such as "fus" and "fix." See sub-.
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