Simple past tense and past participle of affect. (verb)
Examples of word affected
That someone could die simply from hearing his name affected him so deeply that he changed his life completely, gave up everything destructive, and became a monk.
This section shall not be construed to prohibit a person whose resignation from office has become effective from qualifying as a candidate for another office during the unexpired portion of the term affected by the resignation, nor shall it apply to any incumbent elective officer who seeks re-election to the same office or to any other public office during the final year of the term to which he has been so elected.
English, and after exchanging a few sentences with M. Vansittart, he cried, "Tiens! mais c'est un petit Francais;" but the other boys laughed so unmercifully at what they termed my affected accent, that in self-defence I adopted an ultra-British pronunciation, made intentional mistakes, and, in order to conform to type, punctiliously addressed our venerable instructor as
He's using this term 'affected' to cloud the interpretation.
Technology now touching almost every aspect and sphere of life the one this has considerably affected is the world of gambling.