Definition of torturous
- a torturous day
- torturous self-doubts
- torturous inquisitions
- the torturous course of the negotiations
relatives had to make the torturous decision to disconnect the patient's life-support system
the post-infection treatment for rabies was as notoriously torturous as the disease itself
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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