suffer from

suffer from (something)

1. To be afflicted by some ailment or injury. My father suffered from depression all his life. The poor child suffers from terrible eczema on her arms and legs.
2. To be forced to endure some negative condition or status. This area suffers from frequent droughts. The country has been suffering from a severe economic depression since leaving the customs union three years ago.
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suffer from something

to endure or experience unpleasantness, a disease, or a health condition. Jeff is suffering from the flu. I'm afraid that you must suffer from the disease until it has run its course. Toby is really suffering from the cold.
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suffer from

To be sick with or afflicted by some condition: I suffer from many different allergies. The country is suffering from a drought.
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References in classic literature ?
I have done wrong, and so I don't want happiness, I don't want a divorce, and shall suffer from my shame and the separation from my child.
So many have become victims of exploitation"; they suffer from hunger and violence; they are brought down and devastated by disease and sickness; and they have so many opportunities in life taken away from them.
But there is another element to this as well; we are called not only to suffer with adolescents but also suffer from them.
WOMEN who suffer from migraines during pregnancy may be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease, research out today suggests.
2 : to suffer or cause to suffer from a lack of something other than food <The dog was starving for affection.
Those who have the rules firmly in hand are those who suffer from hardness of heart" (3:1-6; 7:1-23).
Whether you suffer from celiac disease or are simply intolerant to gluten, there are many ways to keep the dining experience exciting and healthful, If you think you might be suffering some sort of intolerance it is important that you notify your primary physician immediately.
In addition to hunger and thirst, the patient may experience drying of mucous membranes in the nose and throat and gastro-intestinal tract, with the result that the he or she may suffer from nausea, vomiting, hemorrhage, and even convulsions.
OTTAWA -- As many Canadians suffer from major depression as from other leading chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or a thyroid problem, says a report recently released from the Canadian Community Health Survey.
We suffer from attacks by the vectors of disease; from accidents, striking with the blind malevolence of chance; from the ills accompanying the deterioration of age; and also, in a sense the most viciously, from man's inhumanity to man, especially as expressed in the evil institution of war.
If you suffer from depression, clinical or otherwise, or if anxiety is often an unwelcome guest, this book offers insight and spiritual strength.
John's wort and kava look promising, researchers have focused on people who suffer from clinical depression or anxiety--not those who say they just feel "blue" or "edgy.
The author concludes that "these men did indeed suffer from what we would today think of as PTSD" -- that is, the "post-traumatic stress disorder" frequently associated nowadays with troubled veterans of the Vietnam War.
However, Moser and her coauthor, Kathleen Dracup of the University of California, Los Angeles, conjecture that the high-anxiety patients suffer from an excess of stress-related chemicals that thicken the blood.