Torment is pain, suffering, annoyance or anxiety.(noun)
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Origin: OFr < L tormentum, a rack, instrument of torture, torture, pain, orig., machine for twisting or throwing < torquere, to twist, whirl around, fling: see tort
Origin: ME tormenten < OFr tourmenter < the n.
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin tormentum
Origin: , from torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.
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