What does torturing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. torture, torturingadjective

    the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

    "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

  2. agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesomeadjective

    extremely painful

Wiktionary

  1. torturingnoun

    An act of torture

Wikipedia

  1. torturing

    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. torturing

    Torturing refers to the act of inflicting severe pain or suffering (physical or psychological) on someone, usually to extract information, elicit a confession, as punishment, or to simply inflict suffering for pleasure. This act is typically considered inhumane and is a violation of human rights under international law.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of torturing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of torturing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of torturing in a Sentence

  1. Parmesh Bheemreddy:

    These are innocent girls and boys, theyre not criminals. Its mentally and physically torturing. It is a life-changing event for them.

  2. Brandi Glanville:

    We didn’t feel like we had to fight, it is like no other show on air. There is that therapy aspect to it, but we are also doing really fun things and going on dates and torturing each other. That is always fun.

  3. Pastor Laurie:

    The Rome of Paul’s day was a much different place, nero was in power, probably the worst of the Caesars. He became progressively bloodthirsty and took perverse pleasure in torturing and murdering followers of Jesus Christ.

  4. Mona Hardin:

    They took pleasure in torturing my son. They took pleasure in hurting him, beating and killing him and letting him stay on the ground.

  5. Roberto Salinas Leon:

    Despite U.S. and international sanctions, Ortega continues to hail his rule as an outcome of democratic representation—torturing and jailing anyone who dares stands in his path, what is the proper response in the face of such defiance and the significant deterioration of U.S.-Nicaragua relations?.

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  • చిత్రహింసలు పెడుతున్నారుTelugu

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