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Another word for torture

  1. Excruciating punishment

  2. A state of physical or mental suffering

      1. An injury to a plant caused by cutting, scraping, or other external force
      2. An injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
      3. Any hurt or injury to the feelings, honor, etc.
      1. A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
      2. Sorrow or grief; misery.
      3. A cause of sorrow; affliction; trouble
      1. (Obs.) An instrument of torture or the torture inflicted
      2. Great pain or anguish, physical or mental; suffering; agony
      3. A source of pain, anxiety, or annoyance
      1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
      2. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
      3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
      1. A condition of great wretchedness or suffering because of pain, sorrow, poverty, etc.; distress
      2. The state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty.
      3. A cause of such suffering; pain, sorrow, poverty, squalor, etc.
      1. Mental suffering; anguish:
      2. The act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound
      3. Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
      1. Physical deterioration, as of a highway, caused by hard use over time:
      2. The condition of being in need of immediate assistance:
      3. Bodily dysfunction or discomfort caused by disease or injury:
      1. Great suffering, as from worry, grief, or pain; agony
      2. Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
      1. A sudden, strong outburst (of emotion)
      2. A sudden or intense emotion:
      3. The suffering of intense physical or mental pain:
      1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
      2. An afflicted condition; pain; suffering
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  1. To subject (another) to extreme physical cruelty, as in punishing

  2. To bring great harm or suffering to

Another word for torture

  1. To torment

      1. To intrude on; inconvenience:
      2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
      3. To break in on; interrupt
      1. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
      2. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
      3. To be a cause of impatience or anger.
      1. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
      2. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
      3. (Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
  2. To injure

      1. To move in a manner similar to a whip; thrash or snap about:
      2. To wrap or bind (a rope, for example) with twine to prevent unraveling or fraying.
      3. To move, pull, jerk, snatch, throw, etc. suddenly
      1. To cause deep emotional pain to; distress.
      2. To rip, cut, or tear.
      3. To wound or hurt (someone's feelings, etc.) deeply; distress
      1. To inflict a wound or wounds (on or upon); hurt; injure
      2. To inflict wounds or a wound:
      3. To inflict wounds or a wound on.
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