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Intensely or unbearably painful
“… watched the final torturing moments of the game as the lead constantly shifted between the two teams.”
The twisting of something out of a natural or normal shape or condition
“… fans of the natural look frown on the torturing of garden trees and shrubs into fantastic shapes.”
Present participle for cause great mental suffering to
“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?”
Present participle for 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.”
“… tortured her naturally straight hair into curls.”
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