Terratorture

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Terratorture (acts of intentional cruelty to the Earth).

From: Terra (the Earth) and Torture, Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin tortūra, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist.

Cognate concepts:

Terratort (Earth injury where ecocide and tierracide are inflicted on the Earth).

From: Tort Middle English, injury, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tortum, from Latin, neuter past participle of torquēre, to twist.

Terratorch (to deliberately commit arson on the Earth).

From: Middle English torche, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *torca, alteration of Latin torqua, variant of torquēs, torque, from Latin torquēre, to twist.

With help from the Free Dictionary and Hieronymus Bosch

 

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