"tortures" in the noun sense
1. anguish, torment, torture
extreme mental distress
2. torture, torment
unbearable physical pain
3. agony, torment, torture
intense feelings of suffering acute mental or physical pain
"an agony of doubt"
"the torments of the damned"
4. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting
the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
5. torture, torturing
the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
"it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
"tortures" in the verb sense
1. torment, torture, excruciate, rack
torment emotionally or mentally
2. torture, excruciate, torment
subject to torture
"The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
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