- (psychology) Emotion.
- (colloquial, psychology) A strong emotional experience. See
- Usage notes, usage notes below.
- (psychology) external, External display of emotion or mood.
- He seemed completely devoid of .
- (transitive) To influence or alter.
Etymology: From (term, affecter) < (term, affectare, lang=la, , to strive after, aim at).
- The experience affected me deeply.
- The heat of the sunlight affected the speed of the chemical reaction.
- (transitive) To move to emotion.
- He was deeply affected by the themes in the play.
- (transitive) To make a false display of.
- He managed to a smile despite feeling quite miserable.
- (transitive) Of an illness or condition, to infect or harm (a part of the body).
- Hepatitis affects the liver.
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