Afflation
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • afflation — af·fla·tion …   English syllables

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  • afflatus — /əˈfleɪtəs/ (say uh flaytuhs) noun 1. inspiration; an impelling mental force acting from within. 2. divine communication of knowledge. Also, afflation. {Latin: afflātus a blast} …   Australian English dictionary

  • afflatus —   n. divine breath; inspiration.    ♦ afflation, n. act of breathing upon; inspiration …   Dictionary of difficult words

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