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1massage

noun mas·sage \mə-ˈsäzh, -ˈsäj\

: the action of rubbing or pressing someone's body in a way that helps muscles to relax or reduces pain in muscles and joints

Full Definition of MASSAGE

:  manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument for therapeutic purposes

Examples of MASSAGE

  1. She gave him a neck massage.
  2. using massage to help relax

Origin of MASSAGE

French, from masser to massage, from Arabic massa to stroke
First Known Use: circa 1860

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

2massage

verb

: to rub or press (someone's body) in a way that helps muscles to relax or reduces pain in muscles and joints : to give a massage to (someone or a part of someone's body)

: to change (numbers, data, etc.) in a dishonest way in order to deceive people

mas·sagedmas·sag·ing

Full Definition of MASSAGE

transitive verb
1
:  to subject to massage
2
a :  to treat flatteringly :  blandish
b :  manipulate, doctor <massaged the data to help his cause>
mas·sag·er noun

Examples of MASSAGE

  1. She massaged her leg until the numbness was gone.
  2. <a candidate who knows that you have to massage the voters if you want to get elected>

First Known Use of MASSAGE

1887
MASSAGED Defined for Kids

1massage

noun mas·sage \mə-ˈsäzh\

Definition of MASSAGE for Kids

:  a soothing treatment of the body done by rubbing, kneading, and tapping

2massage

verb
mas·sagedmas·sag·ing

Definition of MASSAGE for Kids

:  to give a soothing treatment to (the body) by rubbing, stroking, or pressing with the hands

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