tor·​men·​tor | \ tȯr-ˈmen-tər How to pronounce tormentor (audio) , ˈtȯr-ˌmen- How to pronounce tormentor (audio) \
variants: or less commonly tormenter

Definition of tormentor

1 : one that torments
2 : a fixed curtain or flat on each side of a theater stage that prevents the audience from seeing into the wings

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First Known Use of tormentor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tormentor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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