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Definition of torment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, countable] (formal)
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  1. 1extreme suffering, especially mental suffering; a person or thing that causes this synonym anguish
  2. 2 the cries of a man in torment She suffered years of mental torment after her son's death. The flies were a terrible torment.
synonym torture
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