Definition of waterboarding
: an interrogation technique in which water is forced into a detainee's mouth and nose so as to induce the sensation of drowning
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The report concluded that interrogation techniques such as waterboarding did not elicit useful intelligence from detainees.
The techniques authorized by the Bush administration included waterboarding.
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