the act of causing sb severe physical pain
severe pain or suffering caused in the mind or body
inflict severe pain on sb
"an agony of doubt"
"the torments of the damned"
"it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
"The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
His tension mounts, and the last quarter hour before they meet is sheer torture.
出自： J. Moynahan