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Synonyms for torture

Synonyms for torture

excruciating punishment

to subject (another) to extreme physical cruelty, as in punishing

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extreme mental distress

unbearable physical pain

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intense feelings of suffering

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the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

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

torment emotionally or mentally

subject to torture

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The top torturer will also be expected to get to grips with a Judas Cradle, a pyramid-shaped torture device on which the victim sits and is slowly impaled.
Made on sheets of pastel-colored graph paper, these drawings of interrogation rooms, prisoners, cells, and torture devices exude a haunting magnetism, bringing to mind Susan Sontag's study of wartime images in Regarding the Pain of Others (2003).
It will showcase torture devices such as a man-shaped metal cage where, in the Iraqi Olympic centre, Saddam's son Uday used to lock underperforming athletes for weeks at a time - and set them naked under the burning sun, the metal searing their flesh.
Intrigued morons log on, so sadistic freak starts kidnapping people and putting them in deadly torture devices.
And sure enough, the psycho lives down to her worst expectations, rigging torture devices that grow increasing more painful, and eventually lethal, as millions of voyeurs worldwide click on to watch the real-time action.
A much needed and very timely contribution to this national discussion is Erik Ruhling's new book "Infernal Device: Machinery Of Torture And Execution", a profusely illustrated and defined collection of torture devices utilized to extract information and confessions over the past two millennia.
Bored by the endless running on the spot, being stretched by strange looking torture devices and loud, brainless techno music, I threw the towel in.
1979) (describing how torturers develop euphemistic names for torture devices, such as the "parrot's perch," in an attempt to normalize their conduct).
But animal behaviour expert Andrew Constant - who works for pet charity Animals in Mind - says they are just torture devices.
Jim Zimmerman: One of those tricky little finger torture devices no, come to think of it, he already has one of them.