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Definition of affright:

  1. Affrighted.
  2. Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror.
  3. The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object of dread.
  4. To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.


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