• IPA: /əˈflɪkʃən/


  1. A state of pain, suffering, distress or agony.
  2. Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.
    • 1913, Willa Cather, O Pioneers!:
      She wore a man's long ulster (not as if it were an affliction, but as if it were very comfortable and belonged to her; carried it like a young soldier) [...]
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