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noun mas·sage \mə-ˈsäzh, -ˈsäj\

Definition of massage

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of massage

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


First Known Use: circa 1860


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massage

verb mas·sage

Definition of massage

massaged

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massaging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to subject to massage

  3. 2a :  to treat flatteringly :  blandishb :  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>

Origin and Etymology of massage

see 1massage


First Known Use: 1887



MASSAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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noun mas·sage \mə-ˈsäzh, -ˈsäj\

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


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massage

verb mas·sage

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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noun mas·sage \mə-ˈsäzh\

Definition of massage for Students

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


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verb mas·sage

Definition of massage for Students

massaged

massaging

  1. :  to give a soothing treatment to (the body) by rubbing, stroking, or pressing with the hands


Medical Dictionary

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noun mas·sage \mə-ˈsäzh, -ˈsäj\

Medical Definition of massage

  1. :  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 mas·sage

Medical Definition of massage

massaged

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massaging

  1. :  to treat by means of massage



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