The word Afflict is a verb and refers to causing some kind of grievous physical or mental suffering on someone or others.
It first originated back around 1350 from the Middle French word aflit.
Meanings of Afflict
1. To distress with mental or bodily pain
2. Cause great unhappiness for; distress
Master’s Tip to Learn Afflict
The word ‘Afflict’ sounds like ‘conflict’ and we know that a conflict usually brings mental and bodily pain and distresses a person which is the meaning of the word Afflict.
Sentence examples for Afflict:
1. Diabetes and heart disease often occur together and bothoften afflict overweight people.
2. The whole city it seems has been afflicted with plague.
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