Definition of

Affliction

  1. (noun, event) a cause of great suffering and distress
  2. (noun, state) a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
  3. (noun, state) a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

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Origin of the word Affliction

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. aflicion, from L. afflictionem (nom. afflictio), noun of action from pp. stem of affligere (see afflict). more

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Words that sound like Affliction

ablactation, application

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