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

it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession

Syn: ↑torture
Derivationally related forms: ↑torture, ↑torture (for: ↑torture)
Hypernyms: ↑persecution
extremely painful (Freq. 1)
Similar to: ↑painful
Derivationally related forms: ↑torture (for: ↑torturous)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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