afflicted


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af·flict

 (ə-flĭkt′)
tr.v. af·flict·ed, af·flict·ing, af·flicts
To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.

[Middle English afflighten, from afflight, disturbed, frightened, from Latin afflīctum, past participle of afflīgere, to cast down : ad-, ad- + flīgere, to strike.]

af·flict′er n.
af·flic′tive adj.
af·flic′tive·ly adv.
Synonyms: afflict, agonize, rack1, torment, torture
These verbs mean to bring great harm or suffering to someone: afflicted with severe arthritis; agonized to see her suffering; racked with guilt; tormented by migraine headaches; tortured by painful memories.

afflicted

(əˈflɪktɪd)
pl n
the afflicted afflicted people considered collectively
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.afflicted - grievously affected especially by diseaseafflicted - grievously affected especially by disease
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
2.afflicted - mentally or physically unfitafflicted - mentally or physically unfit  
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"

afflicted

adjective
Having a painful ailment:
Translations

afflicted

a. afligido-a, sufrido-a.
References in classic literature ?
When ye see and hear him ye will understand that he is afflicted of God: being mad.
The number of those who pretended to be afflicted by witchcraft grew daily more numerous; and they bore testimony against many of the best and worthiest people.
HAVING been summoned to serve as a juror, a Prominent Citizen sent a physician's certificate stating that he was afflicted with softening of the brain.
AN Old Man, afflicted with a family of contentious Sons, brought in a bundle of sticks and asked the young men to break it.
And she pressed the thorn-bush to her breast, so firmly, that it might be thoroughly warmed, and the thorns went right into her flesh, and her blood flowed in large drops, but the thornbush shot forth fresh green leaves, and there came flowers on it in the cold winter night, the heart of the afflicted mother was so warm; and the thorn-bush told her the way she should go.
When their substance is drained away, the peasantry will be afflicted by heavy exactions.
He then told Cardenio and Dorothea what they had proposed to do to cure Don Quixote, or at any rate take him home; upon which Dorothea said that she could play the distressed damsel better than the barber; especially as she had there the dress in which to do it to the life, and that they might trust to her acting the part in every particular requisite for carrying out their scheme, for she had read a great many books of chivalry, and knew exactly the style in which afflicted damsels begged boons of knights-errant.
Dummy was at our house some, because old Uncle Silas was so afflicted himself, these days, that anybody else that was afflicted was a comfort to him.
But yet hope was there none, neither to the afflicted to be delivered, neither yet to the purchaser [i.
The farmers, who were more or less afflicted with the same trouble every season, knew how to deal with it.
We will not pretend to say that Heaven always apportions to a man's capability of endurance the anguish with which he afflicts him; for that, indeed, would not be true, since Heaven permits the existence of death, which is, sometimes, the only refuge open to those who are too closely pressed - too bitterly afflicted, as far as the body is concerned.
Uncle Alec was a host in himself, but he could not give all his time to the invalid; and if it had not been for Rose, the afflicted Worm would have fared ill.