sadomasochism

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

Definition of sadomasochism

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

sadomasochist

play \ˌsā-(ˌ)dō-ˈma-sə-kist, ˌsa-, -ˈma-zə-\ noun or adjective

sadomasochistic

play \ˌsā-(ˌ)dō-ˌma-sə-ˈki-stik, ˌsa-, -ˌma-zə-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of sadomasochism

International Scientific Vocabulary sadism + -o- + masochism


SADOMASOCHISM Defined for English Language Learners

sadomasochism

Definition of sadomasochism for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

sadomasochism

noun sa·do·mas·och·ism \ ˌsād-(ˌ)ō-ˈmas-ə-ˌkiz-əm , ˌsad- , -ˈmaz- \

medical Definition of sadomasochism

: 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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