Meaning of agonize

ag•o•nize

Pronunciation: (ag'u-nīz"), [key]
— v., -nized, -niz•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to suffer extreme pain or anguish; be in agony.
  2. to put forth great effort of any kind.
—v.t.
  1. to distress with extreme pain; torture.
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