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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Samples where torturing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession

Synonyms for torturing in the sense of this definition

(torturing is a kind of ...) the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

(... is a kind of torturing ) the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture

"they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks"

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of torture in which the hands are tied behind a person's back and they are lifted off the ground by a rope tied to their wrists, then allowed to drop until their fall is checked with a jerk by the rope

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of sleep

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of all sensory input

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of psychological torture inflicted by questioning the victim for hours

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of torture in which the fingernails or toenails are removed

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of torture used by American Indians in which sensitive parts of the body were squeezed between two boards until the victim could bear no more

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of foot torture used by the Chinese in which the victim's foot was placed between three pieces of bamboo and systematically squeezed

(... is a kind of torturing ) torture that is sanctioned by the state and executed by duly accredited officials

"the English renounced judicial torture in 1640"

(... is a kind of torturing ) blunt or penetrating trauma or rape (vaginal or anal)

(... is a kind of torturing ) the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed

(... is a kind of torturing ) a form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels

(... is a kind of torturing ) the removal of limbs; being cut to pieces

Definition 2: extremely painful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for torturing in the sense of this definition

(torturing is similar to ...) causing physical or psychological pain

"worked with painful slowness"

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