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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

      adj 1: grievously affected especially by disease [syn: stricken]
      2: mentally or physically unfit [syn: impaired]