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algolagnia

[ al-guh-lag-nee-uh ]
/ ˌæl gəˈlæg ni ə /
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noun Psychiatry.
sexual pleasure derived from enduring or inflicting pain, as in masochism or sadism.
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Origin of algolagnia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM algolagnia

al·go·lag·nic, adjectiveal·go·lag·nist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for algolagnia

algolagnia
/ (ˌælɡəˈlæɡnɪə) /

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

Derived forms of algolagnia

algolagnic, adjectivealgolagnist, noun

Word Origin for algolagnia

from ML, from Greek algos pain + lagneiā lust
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