HyperDic: torture

English > 7 senses of the word torture:
NOUNfeelingtorture, anguish, tormentextreme / extreme mental distress
statetorture, tormentunbearable physical pain
feelingtorture, agony, tormentintense feelings of suffering
acttorture, distortion, overrefinement, straining, twistingthe act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
acttorture, torturingthe 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
VERBemotiontorture, torment, excruciate, racktorment emotionally or mentally
bodytorture, excruciate, tormentsubject to torture
torture > pronunciation
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English > torture: 7 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningextreme / extreme mental distress.
Synonymsanguish, torment
Broaderdistress, hurt, sufferingpsychological suffering
Spanishagonía, angustia, martirio, suplicio, torcedor, tormento, tortura
Catalantortura, turment
Verbstorturetorment emotionally or mentally
English > torture: 7 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningUnbearable physical pain.
Synonymtorment
Broaderpain, hurtingA symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
Spanishmartirio, suplicio, tormento, tortura
Catalanmartiri, suplici, tortura, turment
Adjectivestorturousextremely painful
Verbstorturesubject to torture
English > torture: 7 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningIntense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain.
Synonymsagony, torment
Broadersuffering, hurtFeelings of mental or physical pain
Spanishagonía, tormento
Catalanagonia
Adjectivestorturousextremely painful
Verbstorturetorment emotionally or mentally
English > torture: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.
Synonymsdistortion, overrefinement, straining, twisting
Broaderfalsification, misrepresentationA willful perversion of facts
Spanishdeformación, distorsión, torcimiento, torsión
Catalandeformació
English > torture: 7 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymtorturing
Narrowerbastinado, falangaA form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels
bootA form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed
burningA form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin
crucifixion, excruciationThe infliction of extremely painful / painful punishment or suffering
dismemberment, taking apartThe removal of limbs
electric shockThe use of electricity to administer punishment or torture
genital tortureblunt or penetrating trauma or rape (vaginal or anal)
judicial torturetorture that is sanctioned by the state and executed by duly accredited officials
kia quenA form of foot torture used by the Chinese in which the victim's foot was placed between three pieces of bamboo and systematically squeezed / squeezed
kitteeA form of torture used by American Indians in which sensitive parts of the body were squeezed between two boards until the victim could bear no more
nail pulling, nail removalA form of torture in which the fingernails or toenails are removed
picket, piquetA form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake
prolonged interrogationA form of psychological torture inflicted by questioning the victim for hours
rackA form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
sensory deprivationA form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of all sensory input
sleep deprivationA form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of sleep
strappado, strapadoA form of torture in which the hands are tied behind a person's back and they are lifted off the ground by a rope tied to their wrists, then allowed to drop until their fall is checked with a jerk by the rope
BroaderpersecutionThe act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
Spanishtortura, torturar
Catalantortura
Verbstorturesubject to torture
English > torture: 7 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningtorment emotionally or mentally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will torture him
Synonymstorment, excruciate, rack
Broaderpain, anguish, hurtCause emotional anguish / anguish or make miserable
Spanishatormentar, martirizar, torturar
Catalanmartiritzar, torturar
Nounstortureintense feelings of suffering
tortureextreme / extreme mental distress
torturersomeone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)
English > torture: 7 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningsubject to torture.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to torture the prisoners
Synonymsexcruciate, torment
Narrowermartyr, martyrize, martyrisetorture and torment like a martyr
racktorture on the rack
Broaderinjure, woundCause injuries or bodily harm to
Spanishatormentar, torturar
Catalantorturar, turmentar
Nounstorture, torturingthe 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
tortureunbearable physical pain
torturersomeone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)

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