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Meaning of torture

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: extreme mental distress [syn: {anguish}, {torment},
      2: unbearable physical pain [syn: {torture}, {torment}]
      3: intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain;
         "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned" [syn:
         {agony}, {torment}, {torture}]
      4: the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something
         it was not intended to mean [syn: {distortion},
         {overrefinement}, {straining}, {torture}, {twisting}]
      5: 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; "it required unnatural
         torturing to extract a confession" [syn: {torture},
      v 1: torment emotionally or mentally [syn: {torment}, {torture},
           {excruciate}, {rack}]
      2: subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell,
         according to the Bible" [syn: {torture}, {excruciate},

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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