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    meaning of 'afflation'

    Hi everybody

    Could some member please explain to me what 'afflation' actually means. The meaning given by most dictionaries is as follows. If possible, please give me a couple of examples of how to use the word.

    Afflation
    Af*fla"tion\, n. [L. afflatus, p. p. of afflare to blow or breathe on; ad + flare to blow.] A blowing or breathing on; inspiration.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: meaning of 'afflation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Hi everybody

    Could some member please explain to me what 'afflation' actually means. The meaning given by most dictionaries is as follows. If possible, please give me a couple of examples of how to use the word.

    Afflation
    Af*fla"tion\, n. [L. afflatus, p. p. of afflare to blow or breathe on; ad + flare to blow.] A blowing or breathing on; inspiration.

    Thanks in advance.
    It's a word you'll never need to use. If you do, you'll just get blank stares. The apparent alternatives are 'expiration' and 'inspiration' which have the advantage of not meaning both [assuming your dictionary is right].

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