More Bush Torture Memos have been released.
Torture - As a noun torture is extreme mental or physical distress. As a verb it is the act of inflicting the noun upon another. The Latin base word, torquere, also generates the English words torque, torsion, and torment.
Torquere means to twist or to writhe. It is commonly believed that the word originates from the twisting of the wheel of the rack. But, it could just as easily refer to the writhing in agony of the victims of torture.