afflicted
   subject to physical or mental abnormality
   Not just labouring under the effects of a temporary disability. An affliction of the loins was a venereal disease:
    I do not understand what kind of an affliction of the loins you can have to render mercury beneficial. (Dalrymple, 1993, quoting from a letter dated c.1817 — it was probably syphilis)

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  • Afflicted — Жанр Дэт метал Спид метал Годы с 1988 по 1995 Страна …   Википедия

  • afflicted — afflicted; un·afflicted; …   English syllables

  • afflicted — index aggrieved (harmed), deplorable, disconsolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • afflicted — (n.) person or persons in constant suffering of body or mind, 1650s, noun use of pp. adjective from AFFLICT (Cf. afflict) …   Etymology dictionary

  • afflicted — adj. 1) grievously afflicted 2) afflicted with (afflicted with a disease) * * * grievously afflicted afflicted with (afflicted with a disease) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Afflicted — Afflict Af*flict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Afflicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Afflicting}.] [L. afflictus, p. p. of affigere to cast down, deject; ad + fligere to strike: cf. OF. aflit, afflict, p. p. Cf. {Flagellate}.] 1. To strike or cast down; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afflicted — /əˈflɪktəd/ (say uh fliktuhd) adjective 1. severely distressed or troubled especially by or as if by a physical disability or chronic pathological condition: afflicted with the gout; afflicted with moral paralysis. 2. suffering from the presence… …   Australian English dictionary

  • afflicted — Synonyms and related words: abashed, agitated, agonized, bent, beset, boiled, bombed, boozy, bothered, canned, cast down, chagrined, chapfallen, cockeyed, cockeyed drunk, confused, convulsed, crocked, crocko, crucified, discomfited, discomforted …   Moby Thesaurus

  • afflicted — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having a painful ailment: miserable, suffering, wretched. See HAPPY …   English dictionary for students

  • afflicted — af flict·ed || tɪd adj. distressed; infected, stricken, plagued, tormented af·flict || É™ flɪkt v. distress; cause suffering, torment, torture …   English contemporary dictionary

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