Definition of afflate in English:

afflate

verb

figurative
rare
  • with object To inflate or fill (chiefly figurative); to blow or breathe on.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon. From classical Latin afflāt-, past participial stem of afflāre to breathe or blow on, to inspire from af-, variant of ad- + flāre to blow.

Pronunciation:

afflate

/əˈfleɪt/