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tortures

noun
plural of torture

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness
  • it's torture for me to see you so unhappy

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2 a state of great suffering of body or mind
  • spent an afternoon in torture waiting to hear whether her brother had made it home safely

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tortures

verb
present tense third-person singular of torture

Synonyms & Antonyms of tortures (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to twist (something) out of a natural or normal shape or condition
  • tortured her naturally straight hair into curls

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“Tortures.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tortures. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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