The periodic agony that accompanies sickle cell was joined by the torment of persistent eye infections and repeated surgeries.
After three days of torment, the rest of the adventurers died in their sleep on the same stormy night.
We are the sick ones who torment trans people every day of their lives.
late 13c., "inflicting of torture," also "state of great suffering," from Old French tourment (11c.), from Latin tormentum "twisted sling, rack," related to torquere "to twist" (see thwart).
late 13c., from Old French tormenter (12c.), from Latin tormentare, from tormentum (see torment (n.)). Related: Tormented; tormenting.
Gr. basanos (Matt. 4:24), the "touch-stone" of justice; hence inquisition by torture, and then any disease which racks and tortures the limbs.