Noun torture has 5 senses
  1. anguish, torment, torture - extreme mental distress
    --1 is a kind of distress, hurt, suffering
    Derived form: verb torture1
  2. torture, torment - unbearable physical pain
    --2 is a kind of pain, hurting
    Derived form: verb torture2
  3. agony, torment, torture - intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
    --3 is a kind of suffering, hurt
    Derived form: verb torture1
  4. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting - the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    --4 is a kind of falsification, misrepresentaation
  5. torture, torturing - the act of torturing someone; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
    --5 is a kind of persecution
    --5 has particulars:
     strappado; crucifixion, excruciation; dismemberment, taking apart
    Derived form: verb torture2
,Verb torture has 2 senses
  1. torment, torture, excruciate, rack - torment emotionally or mentally
    --1 is one way to pain, anguish, hurt
    Derived forms: noun torture3, noun torture1, noun torturer1
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will torture him
  2. torture, excruciate, torment - subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
    --2 is one way to injure, wound
    Derived forms: noun torture5, noun torture2, noun torturer1, noun torturing1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to torture the prisoners