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A condition of distress, grief, or pain. (1)
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affliction (s) (noun), afflictions (pl)
1. Something that causes pain or suffering; such as, a disease or other physical ailment: Laura lost her sight and she is now learning to live with her affliction.

Robert is convinced that his faith in God helped him to endure many afflictions, including nearly being killed while he was serving in the war as a soldier.

2. Etymology: from Latin afflictus, "cast down, wretched".
A cause of distress and sadness.
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("affliction with little dragons" or "empty granary")