1tor·ment noun \ˈtȯr-ˌment\
Definition of TORMENT
: the infliction of torture (as by rack or wheel)
: extreme pain or anguish of body or mind : agony
: a source of vexation or pain
Examples of TORMENT
No one could understand his inner torment.
After years of torment, she left her husband.
The mosquitoes were a constant torment.
Origin of TORMENT
Middle English, from Anglo-French turment, torment, from Latin tormentum torture; akin to torquēre to twist — more at torture
First Known Use: 14th century