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  Definition of torture
  1. the act of torturing someone; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
  2. the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
  3. intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
  4. extreme mental distress
  5. unbearable physical pain
  6. subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
  7. torment emotionally or mentally
Similar Words: torturing, distortion, overrefinement, straining, twisting, agony, torment, anguish, excruciate, rack

 

Hyponyms: strappado, crucifixion, excruciation, dismemberment, taking apart, rack, martyr, martyrize, martyrise

 

Derivational Morphology: excruciate, torment, twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate, overrefine, over-refine, falsify, distort, garble, warp, rack, agonize, agonise, anguish, pain, hurt, tormentor, tormenter, persecutor, teaser, agony, suffering, excruciation, crucifixion, torturing, torturer, wheel

 

 
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