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waterboarding

[waw-ter-bawr-ding, ‐bohr‐, wot-er‐] /ˈwɔ tərˌbɔr dɪŋ, ‐ˌboʊr‐, ˈwɒt ər‐/
noun
1.
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
2000-2005
2000-05; water + board + -ing1
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waterboarding

/ˈwɔːtəˌbɔːdɪŋ/
noun
1.
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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