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Synonyms of torturing

Noun


1. torture, torturing, persecution

usage: 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"

Verb


1. torment, torture, excruciate, rack, pain, anguish, hurt

usage: torment emotionally or mentally

2. torture, excruciate, torment, injure, wound

usage: subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"

Adjective


1. agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesome, painful (vs. painless)

usage: extremely painful

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