afflicted

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adjective af·flict·ed \ə-ˈflik-təd\

Definition of afflicted

  1. :  grievously affected or troubled (as by a disease) :  mentally or physically impaired … a pet spaniel, so thin as to appear afflicted … — Osbert Sitwell Paul fell sick and must keep his bed; drink was the root of his malady, in my poor thought; but he was tended, and indeed carried himself, like an afflicted saint. — Robert Louis Stevenson providing comfort to the afflicted [=people who are ill, suffering, etc.]

First Known Use of afflicted

1534



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