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torturing

synonym (synonym of torturing)

  • (noun.act)
    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 more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (adj.all)
    extremely painful (adj.all)
     

similar (similar with torturing)

  • extremely painful (adj.all)
    causing physical or psychological pain (adj.all)
     

hypernym (torturing IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • 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 (noun.act)
    the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion) (noun.act)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF torturing relation)

  • (noun.act)
    a form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    blunt or penetrating trauma or rape (vaginal or anal) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    torture that is sanctioned by the state and executed by duly accredited officials (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a form of foot torture used by the Chinese in which the victim's foot was placed between three pieces of bamboo and systematically squeezed (noun.act)
     
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    a form of torture used by American Indians in which sensitive parts of the body were squeezed between two boards until the victim could bear no more (noun.act)
     
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    a form of torture in which the fingernails or toenails are removed (noun.act)
     
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    a form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a form of psychological torture inflicted by questioning the victim for hours (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of all sensory input (noun.act)
     
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    a form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of sleep (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a form of torture in which the hands are tied behind a person's back and they are lifted off the ground by a rope tied to their wrists, then allowed t more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.event)
    the removal of limbs; being cut to pieces (noun.event)
     

derivation (.... is derived from torturing)

  • extremely painful (adj.all)
    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain (noun.feeling)
     
  • (noun.state)
    unbearable physical pain (noun.state)
     
  • 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 (noun.act)
    subject to torture (verb.body)
     
synonym similar hypernym hyponym derivation torture agonising agonizing excruciating painful persecution bastinado falanga boot burning crucifixion excruciation excruciate torment torture agony

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