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torment in Psychology, psychiatry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtormenttor‧ment1 /ˈtɔːment $ ˈtɔːr-/ noun  1 [uncountable]MIMP severe mental or physical sufferingin torment She lay awake all night in torment.2 [countable]SUFFER someone or something that makes you suffer a lot The journey must have been a torment for them.
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tormentA similar turnabout occurs with the story of Pandora and her box of evils and torments.As she deals with mounting evidence that yet another boy may be in danger, we share her torment.After 10 years of torment, Kiranjit Ahluwalia, 36, threw petrol over sleeping husband Deepak and set him on fire.She suffered years of private torment over her decision to have her children adopted.The book's theme of incest and sexual torment was largely autobiographical.All the methods we tried to lessen the torment failed.She moved from one willow tree to the next, forcing them all to share the torment she endured.It's difficult for us to understand the torment the hostages are going through.He voiced their torment at knowing their children would be medically examined without consent and without any familiar face being present.