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tor·men·tor

also tor·ment·er  (tôr-mĕn′tər, tôr′mĕn′-)
n.
1. One that torments.
2. A hanging at each side of a stage directly behind the proscenium that serves to block the wing area and sidelights from the audience.
3. A sound-absorbent screen used on a movie set, used to prevent echo.
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tormentor

(tɔːˈmɛntə) or

tormenter

n
1. a person or thing that torments
2. (Theatre) a curtain or movable piece of stage scenery at either side of the proscenium arch, used to mask lights or exits and entrances
3. (Film) films a panel of sound-insulating material placed outside the field of the camera to control the acoustics on the sound stage
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tor•men•tor

or tor•ment•er

(tɔrˈmɛn tər, ˈtɔr mɛn-)

n.
1. a person or thing that torments.
2. a curtain or framed structure behind the proscenium at both sides of the stage, for screening the wings from the audience. Compare teaser (def. 2).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tormentor - someone who tormentstormentor - someone who torments      
harasser - a persistent tormentor
oppressor - a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
blighter, cuss, gadfly, pesterer, pest - a persistently annoying person
tantaliser, tantalizer - someone who tantalizes; a tormentor who offers something desirable but keeps it just out of reach
witch-hunter - someone who identifies and punishes people for their opinions
2.tormentor - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wingstormentor - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
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Translations
مُعَذِّب
-kamučitel
plageånd
kvalari
mučiteľ
işkenceci

tormentor

[tɔːˈmentəʳ] Natormentador(a) m/f
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tormentor

[tɔːrˈmɛntər] ntourmenteur/euse m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tormentor

nPeiniger(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tormentor

[tɔːˈmɛntəʳ] ntormentatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

torment

(ˈtoːment) noun
1. (a) very great pain, suffering, worry etc. He was in torment.
2. something that causes this.
(toːˈment) verb
to cause pain, suffering, worry etc to. She was tormented with worry/toothache.
torˈmentor (-ˈmen-) noun
a person who torments.
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References in classic literature ?
Finally, however, he lost all patience and turning to his tormentors, he said to them threateningly:
In fine, all the duennas smacked him and several others of the household pinched him; but what he could not stand was being pricked by the pins; and so, apparently out of patience, he started up out of his chair, and seizing a lighted torch that stood near him fell upon the duennas and the whole set of his tormentors, exclaiming, "Begone, ye ministers of hell; I'm not made of brass not to feel such out-of-the-way tortures."
He looked as a tortured man might look when his tormentors gave the rack the last turn of possible endurance.
Stung by his language, his tormentors had immediately bristled at him with a great show of resenting unjust oaths.
Dazed, suffering intolerable pain from throat and tongue, with the life half throttled out of him, Buck attempted to face his tormentors. But he was thrown down and choked repeatedly, till they succeeded in filing the heavy brass collar from off his neck.
The tormentor and the physician approached her simultaneously.
The woman who was prodded must not lose her temper and fight her tormentor. As they had been duly forewarned by Bashti, the penalty for infraction of the rules he had laid down was staking out on the reef at low tide to be eaten by the fish-sharks.
He turned and strode away, very much at random, across the dewy fields, his half-penitent tormentor quietly watching him from his point of vantage in the saddle till he disappeared beyond an array of trees.
Then he talked to all the boys very seriously about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak and the helpless; but what stuck in my mind was this, he said that cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end.
The Jew then looked at the glowing furnace, over which he was presently to be stretched, and seeing no chance of his tormentor's relenting, his resolution gave way.
Taug, slow of wit, realized too late the intention of his tormentor. He scrambled to escape, but the ape-man gave the rope a tremendous jerk that pulled Taug from his perch, and a moment later, growling hideously, the ape hung head downward thirty feet above the ground.
While Philip was nursing his shin a third boy appeared, and his tormentor left him.