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sadomasochism

noun sa·do·mas·och·ism \ˌsā-(ˌ)dō-ˈma-sə-ˌki-zəm, ˌsa-, -ˈma-zə-\

: sexual behavior that involves getting pleasure from causing or feeling pain

Full Definition of SADOMASOCHISM

:  the derivation of pleasure from the infliction of physical or mental pain either on others or on oneself
sa·do·mas·och·ist \-kist\ noun or adjective
sa·do·mas·och·is·tic \-ˌma-sə-ˈkis-tik, -ˌma-zə-\ adjective

Origin of SADOMASOCHISM

International Scientific Vocabulary sadism + -o- + masochism
First Known Use: 1922

sadomasochism

noun sa·do·mas·och·ism \ˌsād-(ˌ)ō-ˈmas-ə-ˌkiz-əm, ˌsad-, -ˈmaz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SADOMASOCHISM

:  the derivation of pleasure from the infliction of physical or mental pain either on others or on oneself

Biographical Note for SADOMASOCHISM

L. von Sacher–Masoch —see masochism

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