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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.
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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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Not exactly a study in the rule of law there, but as every good National Reviewreader knows, sleep-deprivation doesn't become torturous before 12 days and water isn't persuasively frigid until it hits 40 degrees.
It accused Sarnoff of unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, slander and "torturous interference." Global was established here in 2005 as a technology research and development company.
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The 26-year-old midfielder is nearing the end of a torturous battle to regain his fitness after 15 nightmare months - and with three recent substitute appearances under his belt, could be handed a starting role at the JJB Stadium Wigan striker Julius Aghahowa is set to return for Latics while Emile Heskey has shaken off a minor knock and Titus Bramble is over a virus.
Though a new AM, he took the long-view during the torturous coalition negotiations which culminated in the formation of the Labour-Plaid Cymru Government.
A moving novel encapsulating abiding faith in the power of God and Jesus Christ to aid mankind's torturous existence and offer a pathway to heavenly rapture.
Based upon recent events stemming from Major League Baseball (MLB), Olympic Track and Field, and the torturous Tour de France, the bottom line is easily discernable: We are facing a formidable PED upswing with a stout contingent of athletes from all sports who are being mentored and advised by astute associates who search feverishly for testing loopholes.
Despite Loney's torturous imprisonment, he harkens to the call of Jesus to love our enemies, do good to those who harm us, pray for those who persecute us.
"In three and a half torturous years of war [in the Philippines], 4,374 American soldiers were killed, more than ten times the toll in Cuba," Kinzer writes.
Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, excited and enthused about my new independence and all the good times coming my way, After four torturous years of high school, I was now in my dorm room unpacking.