Definition Of afflict
(of a problem or illness) cause pain or suffering to; affect or trouble.
serious ills afflict the industry
Example Of afflict
A number of serious diseases afflict the population, including malaria, tuberculosis, and cholera.
A planet in detriment or fall is in a precarious condition, more so if it is peregrine or otherwise afflicted .
A vast array of social problems afflict a country so recently traumatized by war.
All joking aside, the most important health problem afflicting our nation right now is obesity, according to the National Institute of Health.
And if they destroy your inner well-being and then also that of others, then we call them either negative, or afflictive , or obscuring, or destructive.