Definition of affect:

part of speech: verb

To act upon or influence in any way; to make a show of; to move or touch- as the passions.

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The loadstone, which has the property of attracting iron, and of pointing to the poles when freely suspended; a bar of steel, to which the properties of the loadstone are imparted by contact; any piece of iron rendered powerfully attractive by a galvanic current; any powerful attraction. ...