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afflict

af·flict

afflict

 
pronunciation:
flIkt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: afflicted, afflicting, afflicts
definition: to cause physical or mental suffering to.
The flu afflicts many people every year.
antonyms:
comfort
similar words:
aggrieve, agonize, ail, anguish, annoy, beset, cloud, discomfort, distress, gnaw, harass, harm, hurt, oppress, pain, plague, scourge, torment, torture, trouble, vex, visit, wrench
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derivations: afflictedness (n.), afflicter (n.)
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