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torturing (plural torturings)
- An act of torture
2009, February 21, “Barbara Ehrenreich”, in My unwitting role in acts of torture[The Guardian]:
- No, I'm too busy seething over another irony: whenever I've complained about my country's torturings, renderings, detentions, etc, there's always been some smug bastard ready to respond that these measures are what guarantee smart-alecky writers like myself our freedom of speech.