noun. the subjection of people to serious, painful physical torment and violence, that frequently is inclusive of remediation which simulates death or near-death experiences. Torture might additionally consist of cognitive or psychological tormenting.

TORTURE: "Torture is commonly used in military training to prepare soldiers for possible encounters to such in other countries, sometimes as prisoners of war."
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