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affect

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noun af·fect \ˈaf-ˌekt\

Medical Definition of affect

  1. :  the conscious subjective aspect of an emotion considered apart from bodily changes—compare feeling 3




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affect

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transitive verb af·fect \ə-ˈfekt, a-\

Medical Definition of affect

  1. :  to produce an effect upon; especially :  to produce a material influence upon or alteration in <paralysis affected his limbs>





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