algolagnia

[ al-guh-lag-nee-uh ]

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

Origin of algolagnia

1
1900–05; <German Algolagnie, equivalent to algo-algo- + -lagnie<Greek lagneía lust

Other words from algolagnia

  • al·go·lag·nic, adjective
  • al·go·lag·nist, noun

Words Nearby algolagnia

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British Dictionary definitions for algolagnia

algolagnia

/ (ˌælɡəˈlæɡnɪə) /


noun
  1. a perversion in which sexual pleasure is gained from the experience or infliction of pain: See also sadism, masochism

Origin of algolagnia

1
from ML, from Greek algos pain + lagneiā lust

Derived forms of algolagnia

  • algolagnic, adjective
  • algolagnist, noun

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