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Noun: torture  tor-chu(r)
  1. The deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
    "it required unnatural torture to extract a confession";
    - torturing
  2. Extreme distress of body or mind
    - anguish, torment
  3. Unbearable physical pain
    - torment
  4. Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    - agony, torment
  5. The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    - distortion, overrefinement, straining, twisting
Verb: torture  tor-chu(r)
  1. Torment emotionally or mentally
    - torment, excruciate, rack, wrack
  2. Subject to torture
    "The sinners will be tortured in Hell, according to the Bible";
    - excruciate, torment

Derived forms: tortured, tortures, torturing

Type of: anguish, distress, falsification, hurt, hurting, injure, misrepresentation, pain, persecution, suffering, wound

Encyclopedia: Torture