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Adjective: torturing  tor-chu-ring
  1. Extremely painful
    - agonizing, agonising [Brit], excruciating, harrowing, torturous, torturesome
Noun: torturing  tor-chu-ring
  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 torturing to extract a confession";
    - torture
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: torturings

See also: painful

Type of: anguish, hurt, injure, pain, persecution, wound

Encyclopedia: Torturing