|Origin:||Late Latin tortura, from Latin tortus 'twisted', from torquere; TORQUE|
tor‧ture1 [uncountable and countable]
an act of deliberately hurting someone in order to force them to tell you something, to punish them, or to be cruel:
He died after five days of excruciating torture.
severe physical or mental suffering:
The waiting must be torture for you.