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.

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