Definitions for "Torture"
Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; pang; agony; torment; as, torture of mind.
Especially, severe pain inflicted judicially, either as punishment for a crime, or for the purpose of extorting a confession from an accused person, as by water or fire, by the boot or thumbkin, or by the rack or wheel.
To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex.
1. A form of due process, inflicted either by the U.S. or its trained employees in less savory third world dictatorships. See: unlawful combatant. 2. George Bush giving a press conference.
Keywords:  wrest, distort, seems, proper, intended
To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort.
the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
This term is used of any intense sensation. Tickling counts, for example.
Keywords:  bow, stretch
To keep on the stretch, as a bow.
Keywords:  act, process
The act or process of torturing.