Definition of affected in English:


Syllabification: af·fect·ed
Pronunciation: /əˈfektid


  • 1Influenced or touched by an external factor: apply moist heat to the affected area
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    • People have been warned not to touch the water in affected areas.
    • The crystals inside the joint cause intense pain whenever the affected area is moved.
    • For all external uses, apply turmeric powder directly to the affected area every two hours, using a clean cloth.
  • 3 [predic.] archaic Disposed or inclined in a specified way: you might become differently affected toward him
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    • This tribe has been well affected toward the French, but they are at present somewhat in revolt.
    • We think the true scholar will be affected toward language and Nature.
    • I frequently received visits also from the general who was very well affected toward me.



sense 2.
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  • Most of these meetings are overcrowded, while the candidates affectedly brag about exceeded expectations.
  • In the first film she also fell foul of the normally amiable actor, who found her affectedly standoffish.
  • I have met, I believe, the two most affectedly camp people in the country, and I have the mental scars to prove it.

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