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af·flict

afflict

 
pronunciation:
flIkt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: afflicts, afflicting, afflicted
definition: to cause pain or suffering to.
The flu afflicts many people every year.
antonyms:
comfort
similar words:
ail, annoy, beset, distress, harass, harm, hurt, oppress, pain, plague, torment, torture, trouble
derivations: afflictedness (n.), afflicter (n.)
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