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Afflict synonyms
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To subject to trials, annoyance, etc.; afflict
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  1. To subject to trials, annoyance, etc.; afflict
  2. To make an effort; strive:
  3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
To annoy, pester, or harass:
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  1. To annoy, pester, or harass:
  2. To annoy, harass, or tease
  3. To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
To inconvenience; bother:
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  1. To inconvenience; bother:
  2. To make an effort; take pains; bother
  3. To cause to have emotional or mental problems that interfere with social functioning:
To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
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  1. To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
  2. (Archaic) To constrain (to do something)
  3. To mar or otherwise treat (an object or fabric, for example) to give the appearance of an antique or of heavy prior use.
To suffer extreme pain:
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  1. To suffer extreme pain:
  2. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something:
  3. To be in agony or great pain; feel anguish
To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
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  1. To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
To utter a curse or curses; swear; blaspheme
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  1. To utter a curse or curses; swear; blaspheme
  2. To call evil or injury down on; damn
  3. To swear at; use profane, blasphemous, or obscene language against
To inflict great mental distress on.
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  1. To inflict great mental distress on.
  2. To subject to mental anguish; torment
  3. To cause intense bodily pain to; torture
To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
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  1. To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
  2. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
  3. To afflict with a plague
To cause great physical or mental suffering to:
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  1. To cause great physical or mental suffering to:
  2. To arrange in or on a rack
  3. To torture on a rack
To punish, chastise, or afflict severely
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  1. To punish, chastise, or afflict severely
  2. To whip or flog
  3. To afflict with severe or widespread suffering and devastation; ravage.
To deal a blow with or as if with the hand or a handheld weapon.
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  1. To deal a blow with or as if with the hand or a handheld weapon.
  2. To inspire strong and sudden love or devotion
  3. To strike or attack with powerful or disastrous effect
To cause to become suddenly in a certain way:
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  1. To cause to become suddenly in a certain way:
  2. To dismantle and pack up for departure:
  3. To engage in a strike against an employer.
(Rare) To torture
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  1. (Rare) To torture
  2. To annoy, pester, or harass:
  3. To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
To subject to torture
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  1. To subject to torture
  2. To bring great physical or mental pain upon (another).
  3. To subject (a person or animal) to torture.
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