Definition of afflicted
: 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.]
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