English dictionary definition of:



  • the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
  • the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
  • intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
  • extreme mental distress
  • unbearable physical pain


  • subject to torture
  • torment emotionally or mentally

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Spellzone course content

View spelling list -ture words - set 1 and learn about the word torture in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 31. Word endings:-ture, -tain, ine.

Scrabble score for torture

Scrabble score = 7

generated at 16:43:23 on 01-07-19

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