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torture

noun
 
 
/ˈtɔː.tʃər/ US  /ˈtɔːr.tʃɚ/
[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。
Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
[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。
Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of torture noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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