Associations to the word «Torture»

Wiktionary

TORTURE, noun. Intentional causing of somebody's experiencing agony.
TORTURE, noun. (chiefly literary) The "suffering of the heart" imposed by one on another, as in personal relationships.
TORTURE, verb. (transitive) To intentionally inflict severe pain or suffering on (someone).
TORTURE CHAMBER, noun. A room where torture is carried out
TORTURE CHAMBERS, noun. Plural of torture chamber
TORTURE STAKE, noun. An upright stake on which people were nailed to be executed, especially that used to execute Jesus Christ according to the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses.
TORTURE STAKES, noun. Plural of torture stake

Dictionary definition

TORTURE, noun. Extreme mental distress.
TORTURE, noun. Unbearable physical pain.
TORTURE, noun. Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned".
TORTURE, noun. The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.
TORTURE, noun. 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".
TORTURE, verb. Torment emotionally or mentally.
TORTURE, verb. Subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke