the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
a method of inflicting such pain.
Often, tortures. the pain or suffering caused or undergone.
extreme anguish of body or mind; agony.
a cause of severe pain or anguish.
verb (used with object), tortured, torturing.
to subject to torture.
to afflict with severe pain of body or mind:
My back is torturing me.
to force or extort by torture:
We’ll torture the truth from his lips!
to twist, force, or bring into some unnatural position or form:
trees tortured by storms.
to distort or pervert (language, meaning, etc.).
to cause extreme physical pain to, esp in order to extract information, break resistance, etc: to torture prisoners
to give mental anguish to
to twist into a grotesque form
physical or mental anguish
the practice of torturing a person
a cause of mental agony or worry
[self-tuh-self] /ˈsɛlf təˈsɛlf/ adjective 1. autologous.
noun 1. the education, instruction, or discipline of a person or thing that is being trained: He’s in training for the Olympics. 2. the status or condition of a person who has been trained: athletes in top training. adjective 3. of, relating to, or used in or for training: a training manual. 4. intended for […]
or transcendency [tran-sen-duh ns] /trænˈsɛn dəns/ noun 1. the quality or state of being transcendent.
[trans-fer-mey-shuh n] /ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of transforming. 2. the state of being transformed. 3. change in form, appearance, nature, or character. 4. Theater. a seemingly miraculous change in the appearance of scenery or actors in view of the audience. 5. Logic.. Also called transform. one of a set of […]