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Noun affliction has 3 senses
  1. affliction - a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
    --1 is a kind of
    adversity, hardship, hard knocks
    --1 has particulars: cross, crown of thorns
    Derived forms: verb afflict1, verb afflict2
  2. affliction - a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
    --2 is a kind of
    ill health, unhealthiness, health problem
    --2 has particulars: deformity, malformation, misshapenness
    Derived form: verb afflict3
  3. affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars:
     calvary, martyrdom; trial, tribulation, visitation; curse, torment; attack; bane, curse, scourge, nemesis
    Derived form: verb afflict1
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