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

  Excruciation \Ex*cru`ci*a"tion\n. [L. excruciatio.]
     The act of inflicting agonizing pain, or the state of being
     thus afflicted; that which excruciates; torture. --Feltham.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  excruciation
      n 1: a state of acute pain [syn: agony, suffering,
           excruciation]
      2: the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering
         [syn: crucifixion, excruciation]

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