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tr.v. af·fright·ed, af·fright·ing, af·frights
To arouse fear in; terrify: "Many of nature's greatest oddities, that would affright dwellers up here, are accepted down there" (David Mazel).
1. Great fear; terror.
2. A cause of terror.
[Middle English afrighten, from Old English āfyrhtan : ā-, intensive pref. + fyrhtan, to frighten (from fyrhto, fright).]
1. obsolete the act of causing fear or alarm
2. obsolete a cause of fear or alarm
3. archaic the condition of being alarmed or in a state of fear