Definition of waterboard in English:


Syllabification: wa·ter·board
Pronunciation: /ˈwôtərˌbôrd


[with object]
  • Subject (someone) to the process of waterboarding.
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    • Speaking after his release, he said he had been beaten with iron bars, given electric shocks and "waterboarded", and even now feared for his life.
    • We've seen a number of reporters having themselves waterboarded so they can describe it.
    • The government says he even confessed but also admits he was waterboarded.


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  • The board or bench onto which a person is strapped during the process of waterboarding .
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    • 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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