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waterboarding

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noun wa·ter·board·ing \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbȯr-diŋ, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterboarding

  1. :  an interrogation technique in which water is forced into a detainee's mouth and nose so as to induce the sensation of drowning



2004

First Known Use of waterboarding

2004


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