1. [ verb ] torment emotionally or mentally
Synonyms: torment rack excruciate
Related terms: pain agony anguish tormentor torturer rack tormenter
2. [ noun ] (psychology) extreme mental distress
Synonyms: anguish torment
Related terms: distress pain torment
3. [ verb ] subject to torture
Synonyms: torment excruciate

"The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"

Related terms: injure martyr rack agony crucifixion torturer
4. [ noun ] (medicine) unbearable physical pain
Synonyms: torment
Related terms: pain
5. [ noun ] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
Synonyms: twisting overrefinement straining distortion
Related terms: misrepresentaation falsification twist
6. [ noun ] intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
Synonyms: agony torment

"an agony of doubt" "the torments of the damned"

Related terms: suffering torment agonize
7. [ noun ] the act of torturing someone
Synonyms: torturing

"it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

Related terms: persecution dismemberment strappado crucifixion
Similar spelling:   torturer