Definition of Torturing

1. 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"




2. Adjective. Extremely painful.
Exact synonyms: Agonising, Agonizing, Excruciating, Harrowing, Torturesome, Torturous
Similar to: Painful
Derivative terms: Torture, Torture

Definition of Torturing

1. Noun. An act of torture ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of torture) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Torturing

1. torture [v] - See also: torture

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torturing

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Literary usage of Torturing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1824)
"He was not a badger-baiter ; but he really thought that there was just about as much cruelty in torturing a fox to death, as torturing a badger. ..."

2. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller (1842)
"Cruelty of Papists in pre-torturing Martyrs. Some Commissioners of and by ... Remarkable was their cruelty in pre-torturing of many, whom afterwards they ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1845)
"But though Andrew Cleaves' iron nerves and powerful mind had been thus enfeebled by his late trial of torturing suspense, he was not one to encourage vague ..."

4. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"His report of the torturing. Peacham brought to trial and convicted. Public indignation. ... torturing ..."

5. The War in Florida: Being an Exposition of Its Causes, and an Accurate by Woodburne Potter (1836)
"... the white man's oath would con- <iemn him to the most torturing punishment. I now subjoin a letter which was approved of by ten of the Seminole towns, ..."

6. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The Dutch late proceedings at Amboyna, in cruell torturing and executing of divers English-men : with other their like Acts to the Natives in Banda ..."

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