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Afflict - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

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. Psa 95.

2. To trouble; to harass; to distress.

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