waterboarding

waterboarding

[waw-ter-bawr-ding, ‐bohr‐, wot-er‐]
noun
a harsh interrogation technique in which water is poured onto the face and head of the immobilized victim so as to induce a fear of drowning.

Origin:
2000–05; water + board + -ing1

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waterboarding (ˈwɔːtəˌbɔːdɪŋ)
 
n
a form of torture in which the victim is immobilized and has water poured on his or her face, producing a severe gag reflex, to simulate drowning

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