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af·fect·ed / əˈfektid/ • adj. 1. influenced or touched by an external factor: apply moist heat to the affected area. 2. artificial, pretentious, and designed to impress: the gesture appeared both affected and stagy. DERIVATIVES: af·fect·ed·ly adv. (in sense 2).

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affected (i) †sought after, cherished; assumed; full of affectation XVI; pp. of AFFECT1. (ii) having (a certain) disposition or affection XVI; f. L. affectus disposed, pp. of afficere (see prec.) + -ED1. (iii) infected XVII; pp. of AFFECT2.

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