torture

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1 torture /ˈtoɚtʃɚ/ noun
1 torture
/ˈtoɚtʃɚ/
noun
Learner's definition of TORTURE
[noncount]
: the act of causing severe physical pain as a form of punishment or as a way to force someone to do or say something
: something that causes mental or physical suffering : a very painful or unpleasant experience
2 torture /ˈtoɚtʃɚ/ verb
tortures; tortured; torturing
2 torture
/ˈtoɚtʃɚ/
verb
tortures; tortured; torturing
Learner's definition of TORTURE
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to experience severe physical pain especially as a form of punishment or to force that person to do or say something
: to cause (someone) to feel very worried, unhappy, etc.

— torturer

/ˈtoɚtʃɚrɚ/ noun, plural torturers [count]
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