torturing

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
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it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession

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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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