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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion).

Usage examples (33)
  • The primary premise of any torturer is that the victim is guilty.
  • If the president pardons a convicted torturer is he “upholding” the law or “not upholding” the law?
  • Either way, the effect on the torturer is a moral and spiritual disaster.
  • In Chile and in Argentina, the torturer was the friendly neighbor all along. for more
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