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Synonyms for torture

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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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For hours the frenzy of her passion possessed the burning hand-maiden of the Flaming God, until at last sleep overpowered her and she lapsed into unconsciousness beside the man she had sworn to torture and to slay.
Now that you are about to die the most unthinkably horrid death that it is given a white man to die--let this word of the plight of your wife add to the torments that you must suffer before the last savage spear-thrust releases you from your torture.
In all the world there was none able to save him from the torture and the death.
Fye on you, why do you not strike your whingers into me, or blow me up with a barrel of powder, rather than torture me thus unmercifully?
I alone know my father's name, and only I and Tal Hajus and Sarkoja know that it was she who carried the tale that brought death and torture upon her he loved.
Another peculiar torture was felt in the gaze of a new eye.
They could torture you to death, but without conviction or confession they could not rob your wife and baby.
Tahlak said: "Anyone who tortures or abuses a pet in the UAE can be fined a maximum of Dhs5,000.
Selon les defenseurs des droits de l'homme en Tunisie, les tortures ou autres mauvais traitements dans postes de detention et les prisons tunisiennes subsistent apres la Revolution.
This leads to the situation when police officers use tortures to force out confessions in order to demonstrate good clearance results," Mr.
Les tortures ou autres mauvais traitements dans les prisons tunisiennes etaient monnaie courante sous le regne de l'ancien president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The physical acts consists of inter alia punching, strangling, burning, kicking etc which are commonly used both by batterers and state agents upon victims of tortures (Copelon, 1993-94: 311 & Meyersfeld, 2003-04:411 ).
For example, although gender-related issues pervade his descriptions of actual tortures, he provides no analysis of the ways in which torture necessarily targets the gender of victims.
AaKGB's favourite tortures in the 1930's and 40's were merciless beatings, confinement in refrigerated cells, weeklong sleep deprivation, and endless interrogations.
and the tortures that liberals might accept: sleep deprivation, prolonged standing in stress positions, extremes of heat and cold, bright lights and loud music--what some refer to as 'torture lite.