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 for torturing
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  torturing
      adj 1: extremely painful [syn: agonizing, agonising,
             excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous,
             torturesome]
      n 1: the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of
           physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an
           attempt to force another person to yield information or to
           make a confession or for any other reason; "it required
           unnatural torturing to extract a confession" [syn:
           torture, torturing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "torturing":
     abuse of terms, agonizing, catachresis, contorting, corruption,
     distortion, eisegesis, error, false coloring, garbling, gloss,
     harrowing, malentendu, malobservation, misapplication,
     misapprehension, miscitation, misconception, misconstruction,
     misdirection, misexplanation, misexplication, misexposition,
     misintelligence, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misquotation,
     misreading, misrendering, misrepresentation, mistranslation,
     misunderstanding, misuse, misuse of words, perversion, racking,
     slanting, squeezing, straining, tearing, tormenting, torturous,
     twisting, wrenching
  
  

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