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affliction

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noun af·flic·tion \ə-ˈflik-shən\

Simple Definition of affliction

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

  • : the state of being affected by something that causes suffering

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of affliction

  1. 1 :  the state of being afflicted

  2. 2 :  the cause of persistent pain or distress

  3. 3 :  great suffering

Examples of affliction in a sentence

  1. She lost her sight and is now learning to live with her affliction.

  2. He died from a mysterious affliction.



14th Century

First Known Use of affliction

14th century


AFFLICTION Defined for Kids

affliction

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noun af·flic·tion \ə-ˈflik-shən\

Definition of affliction for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of being affected by something that causes pain or unhappiness <his affliction with polio>

  2. 2 :  something that causes pain or unhappiness <Chicken pox is an affliction caused by a virus.>





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