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To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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“A vast array of social problems afflict a country so recently traumatized by war.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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To diminish the confidence or courage of
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To cause a profound effect
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To take violent or aggressive 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 or pervade throughout
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To punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
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To catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent)
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