water torture


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water torture

n
any of various forms of torture using water, esp one in which water drips or is slowly poured onto the victim's forehead
Translations

water torture

ntortura della goccia (d'acqua)
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A form of water torture, waterboarding is carried out by pouring amounts of water over a cloth-covered face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the person to experience the sensation of drowning.
Waterboarding is a form of water torture that simulates drowning, interrupted drowning and controlled drowning in which water is poured into the nose and mouth of a victim lying in his back on an inclined platform with his feet above his head.
The documentary 'Bells of Balangiga' proves that the colonizers had employed food deprivation, property destruction and water torture on the natives-a practice later to be used by the US in the Vietnam War.
For cyber geeks, acute physical discomfort is their equivalent of the Japanese water torture I'd witnessed years before.
It was reported in the Western Mail that for the first time the British public would be able to see Houdini escape from "the Chinese Water Torture Cell" and he was quoted as saying that the act was first performed in Berlin in 1912 and that the idea had first come to him when he had previously appeared in Cardiff.
During his final months, he was denied food, forced to perform punishment exercises, confined in a locked box room with just a urine-soaked mattress to sleep on, poisoned with salt and subjected to water torture.
The councillor was among those who agreed to subject themselves to a spot of water torture during the Norton Grange fun day.
This tale of a family torn apart during the death throes of patriarch Big Daddy - superbly played by Colm Meaney - is as intense as water torture. Only the water is hard liquor - guzzled by Brick as he rejects the advances of sultry wife Maggie, played by Sienna Miller.
However, at times, the weight of concern evoked by the book is rather like a form of water torture. The nagging feeling within of something that needs to be tackled but is such a huge problem worldwide, is illustrated across each of the ten chapters as they move the reader around the world and the problems of water management, fair distribution, protection, and rights.
During his final months, he was denied food, forced to perform punishment exercises, confined in a locked box room, poisoned with salt, and subjected to water torture. Daniel weighed just 1st 9lbs when he was found dead on an uncovered mattress.
In a form of Chinese water torture, the Judiciary let out one more detail in the case of Jason Rezaian, saying The Washington Post reporter has been sentenced to a prison term, but not saying for how long.
That uniquely discordant soundtrack - like water torture set to music - only adds to the unsettling sensation of being all at sea.