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Noun
Great physical or mental suffering
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“This tiny fraction of those who suffer torture still numbers many thousands each year.”
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The action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or in order to force them to do or say something
“In that memo, it was asserted that inflicting severe pain constituted torture only if the perpetrator knowingly acted for the express and sole purpose of causing agony.”
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A difficult or unpleasant situation
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Cruel, violent or indecent treatment of a person or animal
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A violent act of cruelty
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Criminal acts against people committed as part of an orchestrated campaign
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A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
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Verb
Cause great mental suffering to
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“Had she been so jumpy and frightened in the empty black school that her mind invented the noise as a way to torture her even more?”
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Inflict severe pain on
“The fight against those who torture animals in the name of science has moved up a step and we must be ready to take our struggle forward.”
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To make or become bent or twisted out of shape
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To tease (someone) by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach
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To subject to cruel or unjust treatment
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To cause pain through mistreatment
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To cause pain or anguish to
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Punish severely
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To kill, or cause the death of, on a large scale
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To be anxious or concerned
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