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Definitionextremely painful; or tormenting emotionally—as from embarrassment
- Almost instantly the excruciating pain in his hand had diminished to the throb which was, now, all he could recall of the experience.70.1
- Jonas asked him after he had received a torturous memory in which he had been neglected and unfed; the hunger had caused excruciating spasms in his empty, distended stomach.111.0
- Excruciating hunger and starvation.111.9
- The Giver hesitated painfully, as if saying the name aloud might be excruciating.140.9
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