torture

  1. extreme mental distress
  2. unbearable physical pain
  3. intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
  4. the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

Torture

Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological pain and possibly injury to a person (or animal), usually to one who is physically restrained or otherwise under the torturer`s control or custody and unable to defend against what is being done to them. Torture has been carried out or sanctioned by individuals, groups....
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Torture

• (n.) Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; pang; agony; torment; as, torture of mind. • (v. t.) To keep on the stretch, as a bow. • (v. t.) To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex. • (v. t.) To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person. • (v. t.) To wrest from the proper me...
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torture

torturing noun 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 to...
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Torture

[journal] ``Torture: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture`` is a peer-reviewed medical journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture, published triannually by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims The journal is abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed. It was...
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Torture

Tor'ture noun [ French,fr.L. tortura , from torquere , tortum , to twist, rack, torture; probably akin to Greek tre`pein to turn, German drechsein to turn on a lathe, and perhaps to English queer . Confer Contort , Distort , Extort ...
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Torture

Tor'ture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tortured (...; 135); present participle & verbal noun Torturing. ] [ Confer French Torturer . ] 1. To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex. 2. ...
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Torture

A punishment inflicted in some countries on supposed criminals to induce them to confess their crimes, and to reveal their associates. This absurd and tyrannical practice never was legal in the United States; for no man is bound to accuse himself. An attempt to torture a person accused of crime, in order to extort a confession, is an indictable o.....
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Torture

Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted by or at the instigation of an individual (e.g., a public official) or group on a person for such reasons as obtaining from him or her or a third person information or confession, punishing them for an act they have committed or are suspected of having...
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torture

Infliction of bodily pain to extort evidence or confession. In the 20th century torture is widely (though, in most countries, unofficially) used. The human-rights organization
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torture

Infliction of bodily pain to extort evidence or confession. In the 20th century torture is widely (though, in most countries, unofficially) used. The human-rights organization Amnesty International investigates and publicizes the use of torture on prisoners of conscience. Torture was legally abolished in England about 1640, but allowed in Scotl...
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torture

the infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering for a purpose, such as extracting information, coercing a confession, or inflicting ... [19 related articles]
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torture

The intentional infliction of physical or mental suffering upon an individual or individuals, including the torture of animals. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Torture

Torture, in a legal sense, means the application of bodily pain so as to force evidence from witnesses, or confessions from persons accused of crimes. It was applied to slaves in Athens and the Athenian and Rhodian laws allowed it to be applied even to citizens and freemen. In popular terms, torture is also the infliction of pain as a punishment. T...
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torture

torture, the intentional infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering in order to intimidate, coerce, obtain information or a confession, or punish. In international law, the term is usually further restricted to actions committed by persons acting in an official capacity.The UN Convent...
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Torture

Torture: An act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person, for a purpose such as obtaining information or a confession, punishment, intimidation or coercion, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind. Survivors of torture often suffer from physical and psychological symptoms an...
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torture

[n] - unbearable physical pain 2. [n] - the act of torturing someone 3. [v] - subject to torture
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