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English definition of “tortured”

tortured

adjective     /ˈtɔː.tʃəd/ US  /ˈtɔːr.tʃɚd/
involving suffering and difficulty : the country's tortured past the tortured history of race relations Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
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