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torturing, torture
n. 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"
twisting, overrefinement, torture, straining, distortion
n. the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
torment, torture
n. unbearable physical pain
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excruciate, rack, torture, torment
v. torment emotionally or mentally
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impalement
n. the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment
n. the act of punishing
lashing
n. rope that is used for fastening something to something else; "the boats were held together by lashings"
hurt, suffering
n. feelings of mental or physical pain
torture, torment, anguish
n. extreme mental distress
smite
v. affect suddenly with deep feeling; "He was smitten with love for this young girl"
vex
v. subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty"
bother
v. make confused or perplexed or puzzled
chivvy, chivy, beset, harass, provoke, harry, plague, hassle, molest, chevy
v. annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
sorrow, grieve
v. feel grief
afflict
v. cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"
distress
v. cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate
v. exasperate or irritate
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