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algolagnia

noun al·go·lag·nia \ˌal-gō-ˈlag-nē-ə\

Definition of ALGOLAGNIA

:  a perversion (as sadism or masochism) characterized by pleasure and especially sexual gratification in inflicting or suffering pain
al·go·lag·ni·ac \-ˈlag-nē-ˌak\ noun

Origin of ALGOLAGNIA

New Latin, from Greek algos pain + lagneia lust, from lagnos lustful — more at slack
First Known Use: circa 1900
Medical Dictionary

algolagnia

noun al·go·lag·nia \ˌal-gō-ˈlag-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of ALGOLAGNIA

:  a perversion (as masochism or sadism) in which pleasure and especially sexual gratification is obtained by inflicting or suffering pain
al·go·lag·nic \-nik\ adjective

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