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v. suf·fered, suf·fer·ing, suf·fers
1. To feel pain or distress; sustain injury or harm: suffer from arthritis; made the people suffer for their disloyalty.
a. To have a specified shortcoming or weakness: writing that suffers from poor organization.
b. To sustain a loss, setback, or decline in effectiveness; become worse: When morale drops, the company's performance suffers.
c. To appear at a disadvantage: "He suffers by comparison with his greater contemporary" (Albert C. Baugh).
a. To experience, undergo, or feel (something painful, injurious, or unpleasant): suffer a heart attack; suffer a debilitating illness; suffer pain.
b. To undergo or be subjected to (a negative experience or development): a team that suffered a defeat; a species that suffered a decline in population; a business that suffered huge losses.
a. To put up with; tolerate: She does not suffer fools easily. See Synonyms at endure.
b. To permit; allow: "They were not suffered to aspire to so exalted a position as that of streetcar conductor" (Edmund S. Morgan).
[Middle English suffren, from Old French sufrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferīre, from Latin sufferre : sub-, sub- + ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||sufferer - a person suffering from an illness |
bulimic - a person suffering from bulimia
convalescent - a person who is recovering from illness
depressive - someone suffering psychological depression
diabetic - someone who has diabetes
dyspeptic - a person suffering from indigestion
epileptic - a person who has epilepsy
bleeder, haemophile, haemophiliac, hemophile, hemophiliac - someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding
incurable - a person whose disease is incurable
manic-depressive - a person afflicted with manic-depressive illness
monomaniac - a person suffering from monomania
narcoleptic - a person who has narcolepsy
neurasthenic - a person suffering a nervous breakdown
patient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
rheumatic - a person suffering with rheumatism
syphilitic - a person suffering from syphilis
valetudinarian - weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
|2.||sufferer - one who suffers for the sake of principle|
shaheed - Arabic term for holy martyrs; applied by Palestinians to suicide bombers
victim - an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
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sufferer[ˈsʌfərəʳ] N (Med) → enfermo/a m/f (from de) sufferers from diabetes → los enfermos de diabetes, los diabéticos
asthma sufferers → las personas que sufren de asma, los asmáticos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
sufferer[ˈsʌfərər] n [illness] → malade mf
sufferers of chronic disease → les malades chroniques
sufferers of asthma → les asthmatiques
hay-fever sufferers → les personnes sujettes au rhume des foins
Aids sufferers → les malades du sida
cancer sufferers → les malades du cancer
arthritis sufferers → les arthritiques
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Med) → Leidende(r) mf (→ from an +dat); diabetes sufferers, sufferers from diabetes → Diabeteskranke pl, → an Diabetes Leidende pl; he’s been a sufferer from arthritis for several years → er leidet seit mehreren Jahren an Arthritis; the sufferers from the earthquake → die Erdbebenopfer pl; my fellow sufferers at the concert → meine Leidensgenossen bei dem Konzert
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
sufferer[ˈsʌf/ərəʳ] n (Med) sufferer (from) → malato/a (di)
diabetes sufferers → i diabetici
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
sufferern persona que padece; asthma — persona que padece asma
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.