Definition of tortured adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tortured

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtʃəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːrtʃərd//
 
[only before noun] Unhappiness
 
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suffering severely; involving a lot of suffering and difficulty a tortured mind She fell into a tortured sleep. See related entries: Unhappiness
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