, v. t. [imp. & p. p. tortured (tr"trd; 135); p. pr. & vb. n. tTorturing.] [Cf. F. Torturer. ] 1. To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex.
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2. To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person. Shak.
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3. To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort. Jar. Taylor.
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4. To keep on the stretch, as a bow. [Obs.]
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The bow tortureth the string.
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