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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈfɛktɪd/
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  • Hyphenation: af‧fect‧ed

AdjectiveEdit

affected (comparative more affected, superlative most affected)

  1. Influenced or changed by something.
    The affected products had to be recalled.
  2. Simulated in order to impress.
    He spoke with an affected English accent.
  3. Emotionally moved; touched.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones
      Jones [] was easily prevailed on to satisfy Mr Dowling's curiosity, by relating the history of his birth and education, which he did, like Othello. [] Mr Dowling was indeed very greatly affected with this relation; for he had not divested himself of humanity by being an attorney.
  4. (algebra, archaic) adfected.
    an affected equation
  5. Resulting from a mostly negative physical effect or transformation.
  6. artificial, stilted

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NounEdit

affected (plural affecteds)

  1. Someone affected, as by a disease.

VerbEdit

affected

  1. simple past tense and past participle of affect
    The thunderstorm affected the compass, and we got lost.

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