Definition of waterboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəbɔːd/


[with object]
Subject (someone) to the process of waterboarding.
Example sentences
  • The government says he even confessed but also admits he was waterboarded.
  • He revealed no new information after being waterboarded, the article said.
  • We've seen a number of reporters having themselves waterboarded so they can describe it.


The board or bench on to which a person is strapped during the process of waterboarding.
Example sentences
  • In our limited experience, extensive use of the waterboard can introduce new risks.
  • So when Blank offered me copies of his photos of a waterboard and of a painting depicting a waterboarding session, I quickly accepted.
  • Incidentally, the waterboard in these photos wasn't merely one among many torture devices highlighted at the prison museum.
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