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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tor·ment /ˈtɔrˌmɛnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tor·ment v. t. [imp. & p. p. tormented p. pr. & vb. n. tormenting.]
 1. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture. Art thou come hither to torment us before our time? ”
 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. [Colloq.]
 4. To put into great agitation. [R.] “[They], soaring on main wing, tormented all the air.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tor·ment n.
 1. Mil. Antiq. An engine for casting stones. [Obs.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: unbearable physical pain [syn: torture]
      2: extreme mental distress [syn: anguish, torture]
      3: intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical
         pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
         [syn: agony, torture]
      4: a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented;
         "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his
         tormentors" [syn: harassment]
      5: a severe affliction [syn: curse]
      6: the act of harassing someone [syn: badgering, worrying,
      v 1: torment emotionally or mentally [syn: torture, excruciate,
      2: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
         teacher" [syn: rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate]
      3: subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell,
         according to the Bible" [syn: torture, excruciate]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Gr. basanos (Matt. 4:24), the "touch-stone" of justice; hence
    inquisition by torture, and then any disease which racks and
    tortures the limbs.