sadomasochism

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

Definition of sadomasochism

  1. :  the derivation of sexual gratification from the infliction of physical pain or humiliation either on another person or on oneself — compare masochism, sadism

sadomasochist

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sadomasochistic

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Origin and Etymology of sadomasochism

International Scientific Vocabulary sadism + -o- + masochism


First Known Use: 1919


SADOMASOCHISM Defined for English Language Learners

sadomasochism

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

Definition of sadomasochism for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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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