Definitions

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  • n. Someone who tortures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who tortures; a tormentor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who tortures, in any sense; especially, one who executed or superintended the execution of torture ordered by a tribunal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)

Etymologies

to torture + -er (Wiktionary)

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