afflict-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: cause suffering, physical pain, or distress

Commentary: NP1 AFFLICT NP2[+experiencer]

In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse
that afflicted her sister.
In 1476 pope Sixtus IV stayed for a short time in this palace,
while Rome was afflicted with the plague.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: afflict.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2