- a cause of pain or harm；the state of being in pain
noun: affliction, plural noun: afflictions
- 1. a cause of pain or harm a crippling affliction of the nervous system 同義詞
- ▪ the state of being in pain poor people in great affliction 同義詞
- ▪ an instance of one celestial body afflicting another.
- something that causes pain or suffering: a crippling affliction of the nervous system
Oxford American Dictionary