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Definition of Torture

Torture

  1. Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; pang; agony; torment; as, torture of mind.
  2. Especially, severe pain inflicted judicially, either as punishment for a crime, or for the purpose of extorting a confession from an accused person, as by water or fire, by the boot or thumbkin, or by the rack or wheel.
  3. The act or process of torturing.
  4. To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex.
  5. To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person.
  6. To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort.
  7. To keep on the stretch, as a bow.

Torture Quotations

It's been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don't suppose anybody really understands yet.
Jane Goodall

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Mahatma Gandhi

The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation.
Charles Bukowski

Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It's a black wall. It's a thief.
Dave Grohl

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas A. Edison
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Torture Translations

torture in Dutch is pijnigen, martelen, folteren
torture in Finnish is kiduttaa
torture in French is tourment, torturons, torturent, torturez, supplice
torture in German is Qual, Qual, Folter
torture in Italian is tortura, tormento
torture in Latin is cruciamentum, cruciatus, torqueo, excrucio
torture in Portuguese is tortura
torture in Spanish is tortura, tormento
torture in Swedish is tortera, pina, tortyr
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