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affliction

noun af·flic·tion \ə-ˈflik-shən\

: something (such as a disease) that causes pain or suffering

: the state of being affected by something that causes suffering

Full Definition of AFFLICTION

1
:  the state of being afflicted
2
:  the cause of persistent pain or distress
3
:  great suffering

Examples of AFFLICTION

  1. She lost her sight and is now learning to live with her affliction.
  2. He died from a mysterious affliction.

First Known Use of AFFLICTION

14th century

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