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torture

tor·ture

torture

 
 
pronunciation:
tor chr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the intentional causing of great physical or emotional pain to a person or animal.
Some governments use torture to find out the secrets of their enemies.
similar words:
abuse, persecution, terrorism
definition 2: great pain of the emotions or mind; agony.
Speaking in front of a group was torture for him.
synonyms:
agony, anguish, torment
similar words:
distress, hell, misery, pain, woe
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tortured, tortures, torturing
definition: to cause great physical or emotional pain intentionally.
The cruel soldiers tortured their prisoners until they revealed military secrets.
synonyms:
rack, torment
similar words:
mistreat, mutilate, persecute
derivations: torturous (adj.), torturingly (adv.), torturer (n.)
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