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Definition of afflict:

  1. Afflicted.
  2. To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment.
  3. To make low or humble.
  4. To strike or cast down; to overthrow.

Synonyms:

humble, catch, trouble, contract, pain, curse, subdue, develop, come down with, have, help, soften, strike, attack, bedevil, go down with, purify, bother, invade, refine, harrow, beset, excruciate, plague, get, scourge, ail, besiege, smite.

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