Afflict - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈflɪkt|  American pronunciation of the word afflict
Brit.  |əˈflɪkt|  British pronunciation of the word afflict

verb

- cause great unhappiness for; distress

she was afflicted by the death of her parents

- cause physical pain or suffering in(syn: smite)

afflict with the plague

Examples

The disease afflicts an estimated two million people every year.

...the South was afflicted by a severe drought...

She was afflicted by the death of her father.

The literary language of England became afflicted with Gallicisms.

she was afflicted by the death of her parents

The evils continuously or intermittently afflict humanity.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: afflict
he/she/it: afflicts
present participle: afflicting
past tense: afflicted
past participle: afflicted
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