noun Psychiatry.

sexual pleasure derived from enduring or inflicting pain, as in masochism or sadism.

Origin of algolagnia

1900–05; < German Algolagnie, equivalent to algo- algo- + -lagnie < Greek lagneía lust
Related formsal·go·lag·nic, adjectiveal·go·lag·nist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a perversion in which sexual pleasure is gained from the experience or infliction of painSee also sadism, masochism
Derived Formsalgolagnic, adjectivealgolagnist, noun

Word Origin for algolagnia

from ML, from Greek algos pain + lagneiā lust
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Sexual gratification derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.
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