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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.]
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closely related; connected
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1. closely related or connected.
2. bound; obligated.
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Adj.1.affined - closely related; "syllable to blessed syllable affined"- Wallace Stevens
connected - joined or linked together
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