algolagnia

noun
al·go·lag·nia | \ˌal-gō-ˈlag-nē-ə \

Definition of algolagnia 

: a perversion (such as sadism or masochism) characterized by pleasure and especially sexual gratification in inflicting or suffering pain

Other Words from algolagnia

algolagniac \-ˈlag-nē-ˌak \ noun

First Known Use of algolagnia

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for algolagnia

New Latin, from Greek algos pain + lagneia lust, from lagnos lustful — more at slack

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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

Other Words from algolagnia

algolagnic \-nik \ adjective

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