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Intensely or unbearably painful
“… the harrowing amputations without any anesthetic that soldiers and sailors once were forced to endure.”
Hard to accept or bear especially emotionally
“… a harrowing portrayal of the ravages of war.”
Acutely distressing
Present participle for to traumatize or disturb
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