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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anguished, tormented, torturedadjective

    experiencing intense pain especially mental pain

    "an anguished conscience"; "a small tormented schoolboy"; "a tortured witness to another's humiliation"

Wikipedia

  1. tortured

    Torture is the deliberate infliction of severe pain or suffering on a person for reasons such as punishment, extracting a confession, interrogation for information, or intimidating third parties. Some definitions are restricted to acts carried out by the state, but others include non-state organizations. Torture has been carried out since ancient times. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Western countries abolished the official use of torture in the judicial system, but torture continued to be used throughout the world. A variety of methods of torture are used, often in combination; the most common form of physical torture is beatings. Since the twentieth century, many torturers have preferred non-scarring or psychological methods to provide deniability. Torturers are enabled by organizations that facilitate and encourage their behavior. Most victims of torture are poor and marginalized people suspected of crimes, although torture against political prisoners or during armed conflict has received disproportionate attention. Judicial corporal punishment and capital punishment are sometimes seen as forms of torture, but this label is internationally controversial. Torture aims to break the victim's will and destroy their agency and personality. It is one of the most damaging experiences that a person can undergo and can also negatively affect perpetrating individuals and institutions. Public opinion research has shown general opposition to torture. Torture is prohibited under international law for all states under all circumstances and is explicitly forbidden by several treaties. Opposition to torture stimulated the formation of the human rights movement after World War II, and torture continues to be an important human rights issue. Although its incidence has declined, torture is still practiced by some countries.

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  1. tortured

    Tortured refers to being subjected to severe physical or psychological pain, suffering or distress, often in a deliberate and brutal manner. It can also refer to something that is twisted or strained out of its natural or original shape or state. In a broader sense, it could mean characterized by complexities or problems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tortured

    of Torture

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tortured in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tortured in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tortured in a Sentence

  1. George Floyd:

    People should die of natural causes, not because you're getting an overdose of a knee to someone's neck, not because you're beating somebody to death and dumping them in a river, emmett Till mom said something powerful. Emmett Till mom said,' I want Emmett Till casket to be opened for the world to see what they have did to my son.' Do you know how hard it is for somebody to look at their child beaten to death ? Do you know how hard it is for people to look at a person who has been tortured to death over nine minutes ? It's not right.

  2. Hanan Salah:

    Families or individuals perceived to oppose the Libyan National Army (LNA) paid dearly and were hunted; scores remain detained, were disappeared, tortured or even killed and their properties were confiscated.

  3. Islam Yehya:

    Two of my university friends traveled to Syria to join terrorist cells after they were tortured for two months in detention.

  4. Bo Kyi:

    We know that the military can not be trusted to respect the human rights of people and the rule of law in Burma, when the military was last in charge, political prisoners like me were rounded up, sent to prison for decades,( put in) solitary confinement and tortured. We are concerned that if this state of emergency is not reversed, similar things will happen again.

  5. Myo Zaw Aung:

    I was arrested and tortured, but I can forgive the military. We now have to work together to ensure a smooth transition.

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