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Dictionary definition for: Torture

1. (n) extreme mental distress

2. (v) torment emotionally or mentally

3. (n) unbearable physical pain

4. (v) subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"

5. (n) intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt" "the torments of the damned"

6. (n) the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

7. (n) the act of torturing someone; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

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