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afflicted (n.)

"person or persons in constant suffering of body or mind," 1650s, noun use of past-participle adjective from afflict. Related: Afflictedness.

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Definitions of afflicted from WordNet

afflicted (adj.)
grievously affected especially by disease;
Synonyms: stricken
afflicted (adj.)
mentally or physically unfit;
Synonyms: impaired
From wordnet.princeton.edu