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1. afflict

verb. ['əˈflɪkt'] cause physical pain or suffering in.

Synonyms

  • damage
  • smite
  • plague
  • visit

Antonyms

  • play up
  • foreground
  • worst
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • aflicter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • afflictare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Afflict

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  • handpicked
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  • strict
  • depict
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  • slicked
  • schlict
  • schlicht
  • pricked
  • evict
  • clicked
  • addict
  • ticked
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  • nicked
  • licked
  • licht
  • kicked

Example sentences of the word afflict


1. Verb, base form
As if the footpads aren't enough, hyperkeratosis can afflict a pup's nose.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Protect your garden from some of the most common pests that afflict tomato plants.

3. Adjective
Fungal infections, such as bud rot, verticillium wilt and mildew, commonly afflict chrysanthemums.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
This variety grows quickly and is resistant to diseases such as blight that afflict other blackberries.

2. afflict

verb. ['əˈflɪkt'] cause great unhappiness for; distress.

Synonyms

  • discomfit
  • stress
  • try
  • tribulate
  • untune
  • strain
  • upset
  • grieve
  • disconcert
  • discompose

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • abstain
  • tune
  • relax

Etymology

  • aflicter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • afflictare (Latin)
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