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English verb: excruciate

1. excruciate (emotion) torment emotionally or mentally

Synonymsrack, torment, torture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)anguish, hurt, pain

2. excruciate (body) subject to torture

SamplesThe sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible.

Synonymstorment, torture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

Narrower (hyponym)martyr, martyrise, martyrize, rack

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