Part of speech: verb

To inflict extreme pain upon; cause to suffer keenly.

Part of speech: noun

Intense suffering; agony.

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Usage examples "torture":

  1. There was not much music in her soul, and sitting still at anything was torture. - "Chicken Little Jane", Lily Munsell Ritchie.
  2. He has never before felt anything like this torture. - "'O Thou, My Austria!'", Ossip Schubin.
  3. Had he the right to torture her so? - "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.