Tor´ture   Pronunciation: tôr´tũrd; 135
n.1.Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; pang; agony; torment; as, torture of mind.
Ghastly spasm or racking torture.
- Milton.
2.Especially, severe pain inflicted judicially, either as punishment for a crime, or for the purpose of extorting a confession from an accused person, as by water or fire, by the boot or thumbkin, or by the rack or wheel.
3.The act or process of torturing.
v. t.1.To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex.
[imp. & p. p. tortured (tôr"tũrd; 135); p. pr. & vb. n. tTorturing.]
2.To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person.
3.To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort.
4.To keep on the stretch, as a bow.
Noun1.Torturetorture - extreme mental distress
Synonyms: anguish, torment
2.torture - unbearable physical pain
Synonyms: torment
3.Torturetorture - intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
Synonyms: agony, torment
4.torture - the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
5.torture - the act of torturing someone; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
Synonyms: torturing
Verb1.torture - torment emotionally or mentally
Synonyms: excruciate, torment, rack
2.torture - subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
Synonyms: excruciate, torment

TORTURE, punishments. A punishment inflicted in some countries on supposed criminals to induce them to confess their crimes, and to reveal their associates.
     2. This absurd and tyrannical practice never was in use in the United States; for no man is bound to accuse himself. An attempt to torture a person accused of crime, in order to extort a confession, is an indictable offence. 2 Tyler, 380. Vide Question.

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