Waterboarding meaning

wôtər-bôrdĭng, wŏtər-
An interrogation technique, widely considered a form of torture, in which a person is restrained, usually by being strapped to a board with the feet higher than the head, and immersed in or doused with water to the point of drowning.
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(sports) Any of various sports, such as kiteboarding, in which a person rides a waterboard.
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A method of interrogation, often regarded as a form of torture, in which the person being questioned is restrained and inclined to a position where the head is lower than the feet: water is poured over the face, sometimes into the nose or mouth, so as to induce the sensation of drowning.
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