Afflict ( verb , noun )

(As a verb)

Afflict ( verb )

  1. To cause someone pain, suffering, or distress.
  2. To cause something harmful or damaging to happen.

Origin:

Middle english: from old french aflicter, from latin afflictare "torture, torment", from ad- "to" + fligere "strike".

Examples:

  1. His back pain was afflicting him.
  2. The disease afflicts many people in the world.
  3. The poverty afflicts the children in the area.
  4. The drought afflicts the farmers in the region.
  5. The accident afflicted the entire family.

(As a noun)

Afflict ( noun )

  1. To cause someone pain, suffering, or distress.
  2. To cause something harmful or damaging to happen.

Origin:

Middle english: from old french aflicter, from latin afflictare "torture, torment", from ad- "to" + fligere "strike".

Examples:

  1. His back pain was afflicting him.
  2. The disease afflicts many people in the world.
  3. The poverty afflicts the children in the area.
  4. The drought afflicts the farmers in the region.
  5. The accident afflicted the entire family.
Some random words: epistolary, loggerhead, fertile