Torturable
Torturable Tor"tur*a*ble, a. Capable of being tortured. [1913 Webster]

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  • torturable — tor·tur·able …   English syllables

  • torturable — ˈtȯ(r)ch(ə)rəbəl adjective Etymology: torture (II) + able : capable of being tortured …   Useful english dictionary

  • torture — torturable, adj. torturedly, adv. torturer, n. torturesome, adj. torturingly, adv. /tawr cheuhr/, n., v., tortured, torturing. n. 1. the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or… …   Universalium

  • TORTURE — Un traité de police judiciaire datant de 1951 et conçu à l’usage des commissaires et officiers de police conseillait: «Il existe un degré inférieur de torture qui ne tombe pas sous le coup de la loi, qui ne vicie même pas la procédure et qui aide …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • torture — n. & v. n. 1 the infliction of severe bodily pain esp. as a punishment or a means of persuasion. 2 severe physical or mental suffering (the torture of defeat). v.tr. 1 subject to torture (tortured by guilt). 2 force out of a natural position or… …   Useful english dictionary

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