Self-torture



noun
1.
the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
2.
a method of inflicting such pain.
3.
Often, tortures. the pain or suffering caused or undergone.
4.
extreme anguish of body or mind; agony.
5.
a cause of severe pain or anguish.
verb (used with object), tortured, torturing.
6.
to subject to torture.
7.
to afflict with severe pain of body or mind:
My back is torturing me.
8.
to force or extort by torture:
We’ll torture the truth from his lips!
9.
to twist, force, or bring into some unnatural position or form:
trees tortured by storms.
10.
to distort or pervert (language, meaning, etc.).
verb (transitive)
1.
to cause extreme physical pain to, esp in order to extract information, break resistance, etc: to torture prisoners
2.
to give mental anguish to
3.
to twist into a grotesque form
noun
4.
physical or mental anguish
5.
the practice of torturing a person
6.
a cause of mental agony or worry

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