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af·fined

 (ə-fīnd′)
adj.
1. Linked by a close relationship.
2. Beholden to another; bound.

[French affiné, from Old French affin, closely related, from Latin affīnis, bordering on, neighboring, related by marriage : ad-, ad- + fīnis, boundary.]

affined

(əˈfaɪnd)
adj
closely related; connected

af•fined

(əˈfaɪnd)

adj.
1. closely related or connected.
2. bound; obligated.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.affined - closely related; "syllable to blessed syllable affined"- Wallace Stevens
connected - joined or linked together
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