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Definition 1: a cause of great suffering and distress - [noun denoting event]

(affliction is a kind of ...) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

(... is a kind of affliction ) any experience that causes intense suffering

(... is a kind of affliction ) an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

"his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him" "life is full of tribulations" "a visitation of the plague"

(... is a kind of affliction ) a severe affliction

(... is a kind of affliction ) a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

"an attack of diarrhea"

(... is a kind of affliction ) something causing misery or death

"the bane of my life"

Definition 2: a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health - [noun denoting state]

(affliction is a kind of ...) a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain

(... is a kind of affliction ) an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed

Definition 3: a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity - [noun denoting state]

(affliction is a kind of ...) a state of misfortune or affliction

"debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity" "a life of hardship"

(... is a kind of affliction ) any affliction that causes great suffering

"that is his cross to bear" "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

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