[n] the act of torturing someone; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
[n] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
[n] intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
[n] extreme mental distress
[n] unbearable physical pain
[v] subject to torture
[v] torment emotionally or mentally
agony, anguish, distortion, excruciate, excruciate, overrefinement, rack, straining, torment, torment, torment, torment, torturing, twisting