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 for excruciate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excruciate \Ex*cru"ci*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excruciated;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Excruciating.]
     To inflict agonizing pain upon; to torture; to torment
     greatly; to rack; as, to excruciate the heart or the body.
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           Their thoughts, like devils, them excruciate.
                                                    --Drayton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excruciate \Ex*cru"ci*ate\, a. [L. excruciatus, p. p. of
     excruciare to excruciate; ex out + cruciare to put to death
     on a cross, to torment. See Cruciate, Cross.]
     Excruciated; tortured.
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           And here my heart long time excruciate.  --Chapman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  excruciate
      v 1: torment emotionally or mentally [syn: torment, torture,
           excruciate, rack]
      2: subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell,
         according to the Bible" [syn: torture, excruciate,
         torment]

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