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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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A TORTURE DEVICE, ARTICLE OF FAITH, A MILITARY standard, a sign that Jesus is Lord over America--a lot for two pieces of wood to bear.
He said Mosquito couldn't be considered a torture device under the Human Rights Act as people were free to move away from it.
The Pentagon denied that a new "non-lethal" ray gun that fires millimeter-wave electromagnetic energy, which penetrates the skin and instantly heats water molecules to 130 degrees (and leaves no marks), might be used as a torture device.
The Titanium gun is downright painful through the course of a 50-shot qualifier, and the little Scandium gun is nothing less than a torture device, especially when firing magnum rounds.
THERE'S a short story by Franz Kafka called In The Penal Set-tlement that features a prison governor who ends up killing himself on a complicated torture device.
Another plaintiff, a former surgeon, said his tormentors wrapped the tips of his fingers with a torture device known as "Dedos Chinos," or Chinese Finger.
No, it's nor a torture device for Free French collaborators; it's a long pipe with various shower heads that can be adjusted as to pressure and temperature.
We witness the use of the strappado, a torture device that extracts "confessions" from Servadio and his compatriots.
It's a torture device that became funny enough to imagine being put forth as a positive thing," Schur teased to (http://ew.
A SURGEON has been suspended from a Liverpool hospital for allegedly sending pictures of himself wearing a bondage torture device while at work.
What is the name of a band and a medieval torture device where the victim is enclosed in a chamber with spikes inside?
What torture device consisted of a coffin-shaped box lined with spikes which was closed on the victim?
The Scavenger's Daughter is a torture device invented during the reign of Henry VIII of England.
Here she goes up against an evil empire high in the mountains of China to rescue a beautiful captive from a very wicked torture device.
I was up and down on a torture device for three days, and it was an experience I doubt I will ever forget," he says.