Meaning of “torment” in the English Dictionary

"torment" in British English

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tormentnoun

uk /ˈtɔː.ment/ us /ˈtɔːr.ment/

tormentverb [ T ]

uk /tɔːˈment/ us /tɔːrˈment/

(Definition of “torment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"torment" in American English

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tormentnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtɔr·ment/

great mental or physical suffering, or something that causes such pain:

[ U ] After three days of torment, she went to a dentist.
[ C ] That child acts like it’s a torment to see me.
torment
verb [ T ] us /tɔrˈment, ˈtɔr·ment/

The cows were tormented by flies.

(Definition of “torment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)