Translation of "torture" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

torture

noun uk us /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。

[ 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。

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