afflictive

adjective af·flic·tive \ ə-ˈflik-tiv \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of afflictive

: causing affliction : distressing, troublesome
  • afflictive emotions

afflictively

adverb

Examples of afflictive in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of afflictive

borrowed from French afflictif, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Medieval Latin afflīctīvus, from Latin afflīctus (past participle of afflīgere "to afflict") + -īvus -ive



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