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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 af·flict /əˈflɪkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·flict, p. p. & a.  Afflicted. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·flict v. t. [imp. & p. p. Afflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Afflicting.]
 1. To strike or cast down; to overthrow. [Obs.] “Reassembling our afflicted powers.”
 2. To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment.
    They did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens.   --Exod. i. 11.
    That which was the worst now least afflicts me.   --Milton.
 3. To make low or humble. [Obs.]
    Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error before an afflicted truth.   --Jer. Taylor.
 Syn: -- To trouble; grieve; pain; distress; harass; torment; wound; hurt.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by
           the death of her parents"
      2: cause pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague"; "That
         debasement of the verbal currency that afflicts terms used
         in advertisement" [syn: smite]
      3: cause bodily suffering to [syn: trouble, ail, pain]