Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being tortured.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being tortured.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being tortured.

Etymologies

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torture +‎ -able

Examples

  • Now perhaps some future court might decide that these methods, as applied to people whose status generally makes them "non-torturable," actually exceeded the president's powers, even in wartime.

    Mark Kleiman: Torture: A modest proposal

  • As irregular soldiers, they are, in essence, spies, and are therefore “torturable” and infinitely detainable.

    Think Progress » New Bush bill would legalize torture.

  • This torturable class that I argue is present in almost every society.

    CNN Transcript May 6, 2004

  • In each of these cases, the victims came from what Mr. Conroy calls a "torturable class" – poor Catholics in Ulster, Palestinian Arabs, illiterate African-American convicts – which can be portrayed as beyond the civilized pale.

    Case Studies in Brutality: The Ugliness of Ordinary Folk

  • Now perhaps some future court might decide that these methods, as applied to people whose status generally makes them "non-torturable," actually exceeded the President's powers, even in wartime.

    The RBC

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