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KJV Dictionary / A / afflict

KJV Dictionary Definition: afflict

afflict

AFFLICT', v.t. L. affligo, afflicto, of ad and figo, to strike; eng. flog; Gr. to strike;, L. plaga, a stroke. Hence, eng. flail, g being suppressed; L. flagellum. See Flog.

1. To give to the body or mind pain which is continued or of some permanence; to grieve, or distress; as, one is afflicted with the gout, or with melancholy, or with losses and misfortunes.

They affect thy heritage, O Lord. Ps. 95.

2. To trouble; to harass; to distress.

afflicted

AFFLICT'ED, pp. Affected with continued or often repeated pain, either of body or mind; suffering grief or distress, of any kind; followed by at, by or with; as, afflicted at the loss of a child, by the rheumatism, or with losses.

afflicter

AFFLICT'ER, n. One who afflicts, or causes pain of body or of mind.

afflicting

AFFLICT'ING, ppr. Causing continued or durable pain of body or mind; grieving; distressing.

AFFLICT'ING, a. Grievous; distressing; as, an afflicting event.

affliction

AFFLIC'TION, n.

1. The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief.

Some virtues are seen only in affliction.

2. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, calamity, adversity, persecution.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous. Ps. 34.

afflictive

AFFLICT'IVE, a. Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; painful; distressing.

afflictively

AFFLICT'IVELY, adv. In a manner to give pain or grief.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
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