transitive verb
1. (to inflict pain on) 
a. torturar 
The teenager went to jail for torturing cats and dogs.El adolescente fue a la cárcel por torturar gatos y perros.
2. (to torment) 
The murderer told the judge that his crimes torture him every day.El asesino contó al juez que sus crímenes lo atormentan todos los días.
3. (act of torturing) 
The prisoners of war underwent systematic and inhumane torture.Los prisioneros de guerra sufrieron una tortura sistemática y inhumana.
4. (cause of suffering) 
Seeing my sick son suffer is torture.Ver a mi hijo enfermo sufriendo es una tortura.
Getting stuck in traffic during rush hour is torture.Atascarse en el tráfico durante la hora pico es un tormento.
1. (general) 
a. la tortura (F) 
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
it was sheer torture!¡fue una auténtica tortura!, ¡fue un tormento!
torture chambercámara de torturas
transitive verb
3. (general) 
a. torturar 
4. (fig) 
a. atormentar 
torture [ˈtɔːtʃəʳ]
1 tortura (f)
to put sb to (the) torture torturar a algn
2 tormento (m)
it was sheer torture! ¡era una verdadera tortura!
transitive verb
1 torturar
2 (torment) atormentar
to be tortured by doubts ser atormentado por las dudas
torture chamber (n) cámara (f) de tortura
torture I torture
The word torture is the present subjunctive form of torturar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full torturar conjugation.
transitive verb
1. (to inflict physical pain) 
El pobre hombre dijo que la policía lo torturó para que confiese un crimen que no cometió.The poor man said the police tortured him to make him confess a crime he didn't commit.
2. (to inflict psychological pain) 
Mi exesposo me torturaba con amenazas.My ex-husband tormented me with threats.
Nicolás me tortura con decirle a mi novia que la engañé.Nicolas tortures me by saying he'll tell my girlfriend that I cheated on her.
pronominal verb
3. (to torment oneself) 
Martina se tortura porque no la aceptaron en la universidad.Martina is torturing herself because she wasn't accepted to college.
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to torture 
pronominal verb
2. (general) 
a. to torture oneself 
transitive verb
to torture
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