Definition of 'afflict'
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By now he is afflicted with gout and his health is beginning to fade. Times, Sunday Times (2012) People so afflicted behave as if controlled from outside themselves. TUNNEL VISIONS: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)In terms of the number of people afflicted it is worse than cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What is the mystery illness afflicting these finely tuned sportsmen? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There should be no shame in being afflicted by an illness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Suffering afflicts people for different reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He maintains that the exorcism is the only procedure that can truly and definitively determine whether a person is afflicted by satanic influence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is important because of the many problems now afflicting Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Changing to a high quality diet Most diseases that afflict people nowadays are caused by faulty nutrition. Successful Fasting -the easy way to cleanse your body of its poisons (1990)It's an easy habit that can cause the sort of liver disease most people think only afflicts serious alcoholics. The Sun (2012)His father was suffering from loneliness and the other blight that often afflicts people in his situation, unnecessary loss of health through not eating properly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is a complex problem also now afflicting France, once famous for its mature attitude to alcohol. The Sun (2013)Indeed, without the apathy now afflicting the union movement, he might not be in his job. The Sun (2011)Like a jilted lover, he is still stalking the firm, talking it down and blaming it for disasters that have afflicted the world since. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is probably because of a problem that is now afflicting many British seabirds - a decline in the number of sand eels in the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first of these can be seen simply as a misfortune: Unity was an afflicted person and what could the family do but endure her affliction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bill raises complex moral issues about the conflict between the autonomy and dignity of the afflicted person and, on the other hand, the sanctity of life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Used Occasionally. afflict is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'afflict'
British English: afflict VERB
If you are afflicted by pain, illness, or disaster, it affects you badly and makes you suffer.
The country has been afflicted by political corruption for decades.
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