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Noun
Severe physical or mental suffering
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“Then the two captains, seeing the impossibility of enduring the torment of thirst any longer, pretended to find two casks of water.”
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An emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition
“Yet he lived with the torment of his addiction, and his sporadic attempts to break it, for a further 18 years.”
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Something which causes great mental or physical pain
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“Her association with the poet had been a personal torment, yet it was also a source of pride and she never let anyone forget about it.”
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A great feeling or state of being sad or distressed
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“That feeling of torment that exists in the emotional part of the brain can be every bit as debilitating as the physical variety.”
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
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A thing that causes disgust or loathing
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An instance of bashing
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The possibility of trouble, danger, or ruin
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(religion) Condemnation to eternal punishment
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To annoy or harass, especially in an unkind or bothersome way
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“But rather than torment her sister with more questions, Scarlett decided to let the matter drop.”
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To mock, taunt or tease someone in a manner designed to provoke them
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“People, particularly other children at school, would always tease and torment me about my freckles.”
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To cause or experience severe mental or physical suffering
“Their preferred weapon was a poison that could put a person in great physical pain, then torment them with past woes.”
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To intimidate with threats or bullying behavior
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“Wicked but clever men may point the finger of scorn at them, accuse them of entertaining merely temporal views, and endeavor to torment them with threats and promised persecutions.”
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To cause to feel fearful or scared
“There was no fire and brimstone, no wicked imps to torment us.”
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To treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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To be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
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To cause pain or anguish to
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To execute vengeance
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To cause damage to
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Suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs
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