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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
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English

Etymology

See -tort

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
torture

Plural
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  1. To intentionally force someone to experience agony.
    Using large dogs to attack bound, hand-cuffed prisoners is clearly torture.
    In every war there are acts of torture that cause the world to shudder.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The "suffering of the heart" imposed by one on another, as in personal relationships.
    Every time she says 'goodbye' it is torture!

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to torture

Third person singular
tortur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to torture (third-person singular simple present tortur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To intentionally inflict pain or suffering on (someone).
    People who torture often have sadistic tendencies.

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French

Verb

torture

  1. First-person singular present indicative of torturer.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of torturer.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of torturer.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of torturer.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of torturer.

Italian

Noun

torture f.

  1. Plural form of tortura.

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