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tormentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtɔr·ment/
greatmental or ​physicalsuffering, or something that ​causes such ​pain: [U] After three ​days of torment, she went to a ​dentist. [C] That ​childacts like it’s a torment to ​see me.
verb [T]  us   /tɔrˈment, ˈtɔr·ment/
The ​cows were tormented by ​flies.
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uk   /ˈtɔː.ment/  us   /ˈtɔːr-/
[U] greatmentalsuffering and ​unhappiness, or ​greatphysicalpain: The ​family said they had enduredyears of torment and ​abuse at the ​hands of ​theirneighbours. Waiting for the ​result of the ​medicaltests was ​sheer torment. He ​spent the ​night in torment, ​trying to ​decide what was the ​best thing to do.torments [plural] greatmentalsuffering and ​unhappiness: Nothing can ​describe the torments we went through while we were ​waiting for ​news. [C] something or someone that ​causesgreatsuffering or ​anger: Writing ​reports was a ​monthly torment to him.

tormentverb [T]

uk   /tɔːˈment/  us   /tɔːr-/
to ​cause a ​person or ​animal to ​suffer or ​worry: The ​animals are tormented ​mercilessly by ​flies and ​mosquitoes. The ​camerafocused on a ​group of women whose ​faces were tormented by/with (= ​showed that they were ​suffering)grief. It tormented me all ​day - had I said the ​wrong thing and ​hurt her ​feelings?
noun [C] uk   /-ˈmen.tər/  us   /-ˈmen.tɚ/
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