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torment

noun     /ˈtɔː.ment/ US  /ˈtɔːr-/
[U] great mental suffering and unhappiness , or great physical pain : The family said they had endured years of torment and abuse at the hands of the neighbours . Waiting for the result of the medical tests was sheer torment. He spent the night in torment, trying to decide what was the best thing to do.Pain and painful torments [plural] great mental suffering and unhappiness : Nothing can describe the torments we went through while we were waiting for news .Pain and painful [C] something or someone that causes great suffering or anger : The tax forms were an annual torment to him.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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