Torment

Definition of Torment

Tor`ment´
n.1.(Mil. Antiq.) An engine for casting stones.
2.Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.
The more I see
Pleasures about me, so much more I feel
Torment within me.
- Milton.
3.That which gives pain, vexation, or misery.
They brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments.
- Matt. iv. 24.
v. t.1.To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture.
[imp. & p. p. tormented ; p. pr. & vb. n. tormenting.]
2.To pain; to distress; to afflict.
Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
- Matt. viii. 6.
3.To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances.
4.To put into great agitation.

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