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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Torture  \Tor"ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tortured}  (?;  135);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Torturing.}]  [Cf.  F.  Torturer.  ] 
  1.  To  put  to  torture;  to  pain  extremely;  to  harass;  to  vex. 
  2.  To  punish  with  torture;  to  put  to  the  rack;  as  to  torture 
  an  accused  person.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  wrest  from  the  proper  meaning;  to  distort.  --Jar. 
  4.  To  keep  on  the  stretch,  as  a  bow.  [Obs.] 
  The  bow  tortureth  the  string.  --Bacon. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  subjected  to  intense  pain;  "hundreds  of  tortured  prisoners" 
  2:  experiencing  intense  pain  especially  mental  pain;  "an 
  anguished  conscience";  "a  small  tormented  schoolboy";  "a 
  tortured  witness  to  another's  humiliation"  [syn:  {anguished}, 

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