1. To distress with mental or bodily pain
2. Cause great unhappiness for; distress
The word ‘Afflict’ sounds like ‘conflict’ and we know that a conflict usually brings mental and bodily pain and distresses a person which is the meaning of the word Afflict.
1. Diabetes and heart disease often occur together and bothoften afflict overweight people.
2. The whole city it seems has been afflicted with plague.