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  • noun An act of torture
  • verb Present participle of torture.

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

  • noun 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
  • adjective extremely painful

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