afflictive


af·flic·tive

adjective \ə-ˈflik-tiv\

Definition of AFFLICTIVE

:  causing affliction :  distressing, troublesome <afflictive emotions>
af·flic·tive·ly adverb

Examples of AFFLICTIVE

  1. <the afflictive disease known as shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox>

First Known Use of AFFLICTIVE

1611

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