Picture for AfflictThe 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.

Pronunciation: uh-flikt

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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