late Middle English (in the sense ‘deject, humiliate’): from Latin afflictare ‘knock about, harass’, or from afflict- ‘knocked down, weakened’: both from the verb affligere, from ad- ‘to’ + fligere ‘to strike, dash’.
Afflict in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)
Billing Problems Continue to Afflict Customers of UK ISP Plusnet
Not just a Japanese disease: Mizuho’s woes afflict the world
Earlier, it was perceived that chronic ailments like diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and cancer afflict the affluent class of older …
Forced evictions, discrimination continue to afflict Bulgaria’s Roma …
Life in a Kenyan rubbish dump: Illness, poverty afflict community
Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Afflict
sounds like infection, which causes a state of distress, irritation and suffering
it can be a combination of two words..affection and conflict….so when there is a conflict in affection its a cause of great distress and suffering.