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torments

noun
plural of torment

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1 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness
  • the released soldiers gave interviews trying to explain to civilians the torment that prisoners of war experience

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2 a state of great suffering of body or mind
  • was in torment for weeks after he broke up with his girlfriend

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3 a source of persistent emotional distress
  • insomnia that was caused by a host of nighttime torments

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torments

verb
present tense third-person singular of torment

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“Torments.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/torments. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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