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massage

noun mas·sage \ mə-ˈsäzh , -ˈsäj \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of massage

:manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument for relaxation or therapeutic purposes
  • gave him a neck massage

Examples of massage in a Sentence

  1. She gave him a neck massage.

  2. using massage to help relax

Recent Examples of massage from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of massage

French, from masser to massage, from Arabic massa to stroke


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massage

verb

Definition of massage

massaged; massaging
transitive verb
1 :to subject to massage
2 a :to treat flatteringly :blandish
b :manipulate, doctor
  • massaged the data to help his cause

massager

noun

Examples of massage in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of massage from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of massage



MASSAGE Defined for English Language Learners

massage

noun

Definition of massage for English Language Learners

  • : the action of rubbing or pressing someone's body in a way that helps muscles to relax or reduces pain in muscles and joints


massage

verb

Definition of massage for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MASSAGE Defined for Kids

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massage

noun mas·sage \ mə-ˈsäzh \

Definition of massage for Students

:a soothing treatment of the body done by rubbing, kneading, and tapping

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massage

verb

Definition of massage for Students

massaged; massaging
:to give a soothing treatment to (the body) by rubbing, stroking, or pressing with the hands

Medical Dictionary

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massage

noun mas·sage \ mə-ˈsäzh , -ˈsäj \

medical Definition of massage

:manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, stroking, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument especially for therapeutic purposes

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massage

transitive verb

medical Definition of massage

massaged; massaging
:to treat by means of massage


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