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Affect (noun)

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Affe'ct. n.s. [from the verb affect.]

  1. Affection; passion; sensation.

    It seemeth that as the feet have a sympathy with the head; so the wrists have a sympathy with the heart; we see the affects and passions of the heart and spirits are notably disclosed by the pulse. Bacon's Natural History, ∤ 97.

  2. Quality; circumstance.

    I find it difficult to make out one single ulcer, as authors describe it, without other symptoms or affects joined to it. Wisem.

    This is only the antiquated word for affection.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Wiseman, Richard (68)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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