algophilia

[ ăl′gə-fĭlē-ə ]

n.

Abnormal pleasure in receiving or inflicting pain.

Nearby words

  1. algonkin,
  2. algonquian,
  3. algonquin,
  4. algonquin park,
  5. algophagous,
  6. algophobia,
  7. algor,
  8. algor mortis,
  9. algorism,
  10. algorithm


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