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Definition 1: the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for excruciation in the sense of this definition

(excruciation is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: a state of acute pain - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for excruciation in the sense of this definition

(excruciation is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

(... is a kind of excruciation ) severe spasm of pain

"the throes of dying" "the throes of childbirth"

(... is a kind of excruciation ) the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

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