Definition of torturer in US English:

torturer

noun

  • A person who inflicts severe pain on someone as a punishment or in order to force them to do or say something.

    ‘they died at the hands of sadistic torturers’
    • ‘Victims confronted their torturers directly.’
    • ‘At least these torturers will be shamed and punished.’
    • ‘I cannot go into the atrocities the torturers inflicted upon her.’
    • ‘The subject of the torture will indeed tell the torturer anything he or she wants to here in order to stop the physical torture.’
    • ‘During the early 1980s, he developed a reputation as a brutal torturer and interrogator.’

Pronunciation

torturer

/ˈtɔrtʃ(ə)rər//ˈtôrCH(ə)rər/