excruciation

Definitions of excruciation
  1. noun
    a state of acute pain
    synonyms: agony, suffering
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    types:
    throe
    severe spasm of pain
    Passion, Passion of Christ
    the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion
    type of:
    hurting, pain
    a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
  2. noun
    the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering
    synonyms: crucifixion
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    type of:
    torture, torturing
    the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
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