Definition of afflation in English:

afflation

noun

figurative
  • A breeze or blast of air, an act of blowing; (chiefly figurative) an instance of divine or spiritual communication; an inspiration; compare afflatus.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Newton (d. 1607), translator and Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin afflation-, afflatio action of blowing upon, inspiration from classical Latin afflāt-, past participial stem of afflāre + -iō.

Pronunciation:

afflation

/əˈfleɪʃn/