Translation of "torture" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

See all translations

torturenoun

uk /ˈtɔː.tʃər/ us /ˈtɔːr.tʃɚ/

C2 [ U ] the act of causing great physical or mental pain in order to persuade someone to do something or to give information, or to be cruel to a person or animal

拷打;拷問;折磨;虐待
Half of the prisoners died after torture and starvation. 半數的囚犯死於拷打和饑餓。
He revealed the secret under torture. 在嚴刑拷打之下,他招供了。

C1 [ C or U ] informal a very unpleasant experience

折磨,煎熬
The rush-hour traffic was sheer torture as usual. 交通尖峰期像往常一樣令人煎熬。

More examples

tortureverb [ T ]

uk /ˈtɔː.tʃər/ us /ˈtɔːr.tʃɚ/

C2 to cause great physical or mental pain to someone intentionally

拷打;拷問;折磨;虐待
It is claimed that the officers tortured a man to death in a city police station. 據稱,1983年在一所市警察局裡,員警將一名男子拷打致死。

to cause mental pain

使精神上受到折磨;使痛苦;使苦惱
He tortured himself for years with the thought that he could have stopped the boy from running into the road. 他本可以阻止那個男孩跑到馬路上去的想法多年來折磨著他。

More examples

(Translation of “torture” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)