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afflictive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Afflictive  \Af*flic"tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  afflictif.] 
  Giving  pain;  causing  continued  or  repeated  pain  or  grief; 
  distressing.  ``Jove's  afflictive  hand.''  --Pope. 
 
  Spreads  slow  disease,  and  darts  afflictive  pain. 
  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  afflictive 
  adj  :  causing  misery  or  pain  or  distress;  "it  was  a  sore  trial  to 
  him";  "the  painful  process  of  growing  up"  [syn:  {painful}, 
  {sore}] 




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