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Adjective
Unbearably or excruciatingly painful or torturous
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Noun
The act of contorting, twisting or deforming something
“Not only were they torturing me into a night away from my work, they were doing it with the addition of meatheads like Steven.”
Verb
Present participle for to inflict severe physical 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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Present participle for to 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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Present participle for to make or become bent or twisted out of shape
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Present participle for to physically distort or contort something
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Present participle for to tease (someone) by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach
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Present participle for to cause pain through mistreatment
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Present participle for to treat badly, cruelly, or violently
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Present participle for punish severely
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Present participle for to be anxious or concerned about something in particular
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Present participle for to cause damage to
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Present participle for to kill, or cause the death of, on a large scale
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