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sadomasochism

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

Simple Definition of sadomasochism

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

Full Definition of sadomasochism

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

sa·do·mas·och·ist play \-kist\ noun or adjective
sa·do·mas·och·is·tic play \-ˌma-sə-ˈkis-tik, -ˌma-zə-\ adjective

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sadomasochism

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

Medical Definition of sadomasochism

  1. :  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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