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Affected vs Damaged - What's the difference?

affected | damaged |

As verbs the difference between affected and damaged

is that affected is (affect) while damaged is (damage).

As an adjective affected

is influenced or changed by something.

As a noun affected

is someone , as by a disease.




(en adjective)
  • influenced or changed by something
  • The affected compass was impossible to use, so we got lost.
  • simulated in order to impress
  • He spoke with an affected English accent.
  • Emotionally moved; touched.
  • (algebra, archaic) adfected
  • an affected equation
  • Resulting from a mostly negative physical effect or transformation
  • See also

    * affectation


    (en noun)
  • Someone , as by a disease.
  • Verb

  • (affect)
  • The thunderstorm affected the compass, and we got lost.

    See also

    * effected




  • (damage)
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "damaged" is often applied: building, house, home, bridge, tree, street, road, vehicle, car, aircraft, ship, machine, goods, merchandize, material, stock, book, document, file, hard disk, skin, hair, tissue, joint, cartilage, baggage, reputation.