algolagnia

noun
al·​go·​lag·​nia | \ ˌal-gō-ˈlag-nē-ə How to pronounce algolagnia (audio) \

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 \ ˌal-​gō-​ˈlag-​nē-​ˌak How to pronounce algolagnia (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algolagnia. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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algolagnia

noun
al·​go·​lag·​nia | \ ˌal-gō-ˈlag-nē-ə How to pronounce algolagnia (audio) \

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 How to pronounce algolagnia (audio) \ adjective

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