[ sey-doh-mas-uh-kiz-uhm, -maz-, sad-oh- ]
/ ˌseɪ doʊˈmæs əˌkɪz əm, -ˈmæz-, ˌsæd oʊ- /
interaction, especially sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain.
gratification, especially sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain; sadism and masochism combined. Abbreviation: S&M, S and M
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OTHER WORDS FROM sadomasochismsa·do·mas·o·chist, noun, adjectivesa·do·mas·o·chis·tic, adjective
Words nearby sadomasochism
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British Dictionary definitions for sadomasochism
/ (ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm, ˌsædəʊ-) /
Derived forms of sadomasochismsadomasochistic, adjective
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Medical definitions for sadomasochism
[ sā′dō-măs′ə-kĭz′əm, săd′ō- ]
A psychosexual disorder in which sexual gratification is obtained by engaging in sadistic and masochistic interactions.
Other words from sadomasochismsa′do•mas′o•chist n.sa′do•mas′o•chis′tic adj.
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