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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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