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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or causing torture.
  • adjective Twisted; strained.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing torture; pertaining to or characterized by torture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Involving, or pertaining to, torture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to torture.
  • adjective Painful, excruciating, torturing.

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

  • adjective extremely painful

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