sadomasochism


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sa·do·mas·o·chism

 (sā′dō-măs′ə-kĭz′əm, săd′ō-)
n.
The combination of sadism and masochism, in particular the deriving of pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting or submitting to physical or emotional abuse.

sa′do·mas′o·chist n.
sa′do·mas′o·chis′tic adj.

sadomasochism

(ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm; ˌsædəʊ-)
n
1. (Psychology) the combination of sadistic and masochistic elements in one person, characterized by both aggressive and submissive periods in relationships with others
2. sexual practice in which one partner adopts a sadistic role and the other a masochistic one. Abbreviation: SM or S & M Compare sadism, masochism
ˌsadomasoˈchistic adj

sa•do•mas•o•chism

(ˌseɪ doʊˈmæs əˌkɪz əm, -ˈmæz-, ˌsæd oʊ-)

n.
gratification, esp. sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain.
[1930–35]
sa`do•mas′o•chist, n., adj.
sa`do•mas`o•chis′tic, adj.

sadomasochism

Psychiatry. a condition of disturbed and destructive personality marked by the presence of both sadistic and masochistic traits. — sado-masochist, n. — sadomasochistic, adj.
See also: Pain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sadomasochism - sadism and masochism combined in one person
sadism - sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others
masochism - sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)
Translations
sadomasochismesado-masochisme

sadomasochism

[ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm] Nsadomasoquismo m

sadomasochism

sadomasochism

[ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzm] nsadomasochismo

sa·do·mas·o·chism

n. sadomasoquismo, derivación de placer sexual infligiendo dolor físico a sí mismo o a otros.

sadomasochism

n sadomasoquismo
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