torture

The Correct spelling is: torture

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  • n.
      1. Infliction of severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion.
      2. An instrument or a method for inflicting such pain.
    1. Excruciating physical or mental pain; agony: the torture of waiting in suspense.
    2. Something causing severe pain or anguish.
    tr.v., -tured, -tur·ing, -tures.
    1. To subject (a person or an animal) to torture.
    2. To bring great physical or mental pain upon (another). See synonyms at afflict.
    3. To twist or turn abnormally; distort: torture a rule to make it fit a case.

    [Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin tortūra, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist.]

    torturer tor'tur·er n.


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