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Cause or become hurt
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“Will regression afflict the developing countries as aging weakens the industrial world?”
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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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To cause a profound effect
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Live in a frugal way
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To take sudden, violent action against
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To punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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To hit or strike with force
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To spread throughout
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To inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
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To catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent)
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