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βασανίζω rub gold upon the touch-stone (βάσανος), Plat.: hence, to try the genuineness of a thing, to put to the test, make proof of, id=Plat.
II.of persons, to examine closely, cross-question, Hdt., Ar. question by applying torture, to torture, id=Ar.:—Pass. to be put to the torture, for the purpose of extorting confession, Thuc.: to be tormented by disease or storm, NTest.

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