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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin tormentum 'torture', from torquere 'to twist'

torment

1 noun
     
tor‧ment1
1 [uncountable]MIMP severe mental or physical suffering
in torment
She lay awake all night in torment.
2 [countable] someone or something that makes you suffer a lot:
The journey must have been a torment for them.

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