water boarding
 n.— «There’s what I call the WaterHood, also known as “water boarding’ or the “watercure,” where interrogators shove a prisoner’s head in abarrel of water and make him think he’s drowning. Actually, heis drowning; they just save him from death at the lastsecond (if all goes well).» —“Hoodwinked by Hoodlums” by Susan Block CounterPunch June 3, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)