Pronunciation: (tôr-men'tur, tôr'men-), [key]
1. a person or thing that torments.
2. Theat.a curtain or framed structure behind the proscenium at both sides of the stage, for screening the wings from the audience. Cf. teaser (def. 2). Also,tor•ment'er.
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