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torture

Sexology
noun The infliction of extreme pain on a partner to enhance the sexual experience, usually understood to mean in the context of BDSM role-play.

verb To inflict extreme pain on a partner to enhance the sexual experience, usually understood to mean in the context of BDSM role-play.

torture

(tor′chŭr) [L. tortura, a twisting]
Infliction of severe mental or physical pain by various methods, usually for the purpose of coercion.
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The Administration has a policy of sending people to countries where there is a likelihood that they will be tortured.
But we're united by one terrible fact: that we each have been tortured.
It is through the tortured body that the abject is invoked.
29] By obscuring the active resistance of Askew's silent suffering -- she is, after all, being tortured for refusing to name others -- Bale is able to attribute to her persecutors an even more cowardly and blasphemous perversion.
Had he done more homework, he could have told us that, while rebel intelligence units were extracting tortured confessions, Washington officials were proudly boasting that close CIA supervision and training of the rebel forces were paying lofty dividends, as a massive Sandinista spy ring supposedly had been uncovered and dismantled by our allies.
From the same core team that conceptualized and created "Savage," "Savage 2: A Tortured Soul" will transport PC gamers to the next level in multiplayer gaming.
The center also assists refugees, asylum seekers and other foreigners who have been tortured here or abroad.
Yet, even if we believed that a right not to be tortured could credibly be forfeited or overridden morally in certain extreme cases, we might not necessarily agree on whether torture ought to be permitted legally.
From the 1960s through the 1980s, Guatemalan security forces, notably the Army unit called G-2, routinely tortured 'subversives,'" he writes.
According to the New York Times, McCotter resigned from the Utah post following a scandal regarding a schizophrenic prisoner who was tortured to death under McCotter's watch.
We must then count those who have been tortured and remain in their own countries.
Conroy's most disturbing revelation, however, is what he has discovered in interviews with men who have tortured others.