Torment

Tor*ment"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. tormented (?); p. pr. & vb. n. tormenting.] [OF. tormenter, F. tourmenter.] 1. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture. " Art thou come hither to torment us before our time? " Matt. viii. 29.
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2. To pain; to distress; to afflict.
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Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
Matt. viii. 6.
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3. To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances. [Colloq.]
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4. To put into great agitation. [R.] "[They], soaring on main wing, tormented all the air." Milton.
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