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waterboarding

Syllabification: wa·ter·board·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈwôdərˌbôrdiNG
 
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Definition of waterboarding in English:

noun

An interrogation technique simulating the experience of drowning, in which a person is strapped, face up, to a board that slopes downward at the head, while large quantities of water are poured over the face into the breathing passages.
Example sentences
  • Under the argument above, either incarceration is torture or waterboarding is not.
  • I've always been on the fence about whether waterboarding constituted torture.
  • Amnesty International once again show their true political colours in a campaign ad against the practice of waterboarding.

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