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Gr. basanos (Matthew 4:24), the "touch-stone" of justice; hence inquisition by torture, and then any disease which racks and tortures the limbs.
TOR'MENT, noun [Latin tormentum.; torqueo, torno; Eng. tour; that is, from twisting, straining.]
1. Extreme pain; anguish; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.
The more I see
Pleasure about me, so much I feel
Torment within me.
2. That which gives pain, vexation or misery.
They brought to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments. Matthew 4:24.
3. An engine for casting stones.
TORMENT', verb transitive To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating pain and misery, either of body or mind.
Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? Matthew 8:29.
He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone. Revelation 14:11.
1. To pain; to distress.
Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. Matthew 8:29.
2. To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances.
3. To put into great agitation.
They soaring on main wing
Tormented all the air. [Unusual.]
TORMENT'ED, participle passive Painted to extremity; teased; harassed.
TORMENT'IL, noun A genus of plants, the septfoil. The root is used in medicines as a powerful astringent, and for alleviating gripes or tormina, whence its name.
TORMENT'ING, participle present tense Paining to an extreme degree; inflicting severe distress and anguish; teasing; vexing.
TORMENT'ING, noun In agriculture, an imperfect sort of horse-hoeing.
TORMENT'OR, noun He or that which torments; one who inflicts penal anguish or tortures.
1. In agriculture, an instrument for reducing a stiff soil.