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massage

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noun mas·sage \mə-ˈsäzh, -ˈsäj\

Simple Definition of massage

  • : 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

  1. :  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


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massage

verb mas·sage

Simple Definition of massage

  • : 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

Full Definition of massage

mas·sagedmas·sag·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to subject to massage

  3. 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>



1887

First Known Use of massage

1887




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