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mas·sage

 (mə-säzh′, -säj′)
n.
1.
a. The therapeutic manipulation of body tissues by a trained practitioner, as by systematic stroking, kneading, or application of pressure, to effect a beneficial physiological response such as pain reduction or improved circulation.
b. An act or instance of the therapeutic manipulation of body tissues. Also called therapeutic massage.
2.
a. The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body to relax the muscles, aid circulation, or provide sensual pleasure.
b. An act or instance of such rubbing or kneading.
3.
a. The manipulation of the genitals or other body tissues for sexual arousal; erotic massage.
b. An act or instance of erotic massage.
c. Illicit sexual services provided under the guise of therapeutic massage.
tr.v. mas·saged, mas·sag·ing, mas·sag·es
1. To give a massage to.
2. To treat by means of a massage.
3. To coddle or cajole.
4. To manipulate (data, for example): Pollsters massaged the numbers to favor their candidate.

[French, from masser, to massage, from Arabic masaḥa, to stroke, anoint; see mšḥ in Semitic roots or massa, to touch; see mšš in Semitic roots.]

mas·sag′er n.

massage

(ˈmæsɑːʒ; -sɑːdʒ)
n
(Medicine) the act of kneading, rubbing, etc, parts of the body to promote circulation, suppleness, or relaxation
vb (tr)
1. (Medicine) to give a massage to
2. (Medicine) to treat (stiffness, aches, etc) by a massage
3. to manipulate (statistics, data, etc) so that they appear to support a particular interpretation or to be better than they are; doctor
4. massage someone's ego to boost someone's sense of self-esteem by flattery
[C19: from French, from masser to rub; see mass]
ˈmassager, ˈmassagist n

mas•sage

(məˈsɑʒ, -ˈsɑdʒ; esp. Brit. ˈmæs ɑʒ)

n., v. -saged, -sag•ing. n.
1. the act or skill of treating the body by rubbing, patting, or the like, as to stimulate circulation or relieve tension.
v.t.
2. to treat by massage.
3. to cajole; flatter.
4. to manipulate so as to produce a desired result: to massage data.
[1875–80; < French, =mass(er) to massage (< Arabic massa to handle) + -age -age]
mas•sag′er, n.

massage


Past participle: massaged
Gerund: massaging

Imperative
massage
massage
Present
I massage
you massage
he/she/it massages
we massage
you massage
they massage
Preterite
I massaged
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he/she/it massaged
we massaged
you massaged
they massaged
Present Continuous
I am massaging
you are massaging
he/she/it is massaging
we are massaging
you are massaging
they are massaging
Present Perfect
I have massaged
you have massaged
he/she/it has massaged
we have massaged
you have massaged
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Past Continuous
I was massaging
you were massaging
he/she/it was massaging
we were massaging
you were massaging
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Past Perfect
I had massaged
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he/she/it had massaged
we had massaged
you had massaged
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Future
I will massage
you will massage
he/she/it will massage
we will massage
you will massage
they will massage
Future Perfect
I will have massaged
you will have massaged
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we will have massaged
you will have massaged
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Future Continuous
I will be massaging
you will be massaging
he/she/it will be massaging
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you will be massaging
they will be massaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been massaging
you have been massaging
he/she/it has been massaging
we have been massaging
you have been massaging
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been massaging
you will have been massaging
he/she/it will have been massaging
we will have been massaging
you will have been massaging
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been massaging
you had been massaging
he/she/it had been massaging
we had been massaging
you had been massaging
they had been massaging
Conditional
I would massage
you would massage
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we would massage
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Past Conditional
I would have massaged
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we would have massaged
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massage

From the Greek word “massein,” meaning “to knead,” this is a manipulative therapy designed to relax, stimulate and invigorate the body by kneading, stroking, and pressing the soft tissues of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.massage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxationmassage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
rubdown - the act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
cardiac massage, heart massage - an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
effleurage - a rhythmic stroking; "effleurage of the abdomen is used in the Lamaze method of childbirth"
petrissage - massage of the skin which is gently lifted and squeezed
reflexology - massage to relieve tension by finger pressure; based on the belief that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head that are connected to every part of the body
Swedish massage - massage combined with a system of active and passive exercises for the muscles and joints
tapotement - massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand; used to loosen mucus on the chest walls of patients with bronchitis
Verb1.massage - manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
manipulate - hold something in one's hands and move it
2.massage - give a massage to; "She massaged his sore back"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

massage

noun
1. rub-down, rubbing, manipulation, kneading, reflexology, shiatsu, acupressure, chiropractic treatment, palpation Massage isn't a long-term cure for stress.
verb
1. rub down, rub, manipulate, knead, pummel, palpate She massaged her foot, which was bruised and aching.
2. manipulate, alter, distort, doctor, cook (informal), fix (informal), rig, fiddle (informal), tamper with, tinker with, misrepresent, fiddle with, falsify efforts to massage the unemployment figures
Translations
تَدْلِيكُمَساج: تَمْسيد، تَدْليكيُمَسِّدُ، يُدَلِّك
masážmasírovat
massage
hierontahieroa
masaža
kozmetikázmasszázsmasszírozmegmasszíroz
nuddnudda
マッサージマッサージする
마사지
masažasmasažistasmasažuoti
masāžamasēt
masážmasírovať
masažamasirati
massage
การนวด
masajmasaj yapmak
sự xoa bóp

massage

[ˈmæsɑːʒ]
A. N (lit) → masaje m
"massage" (euph) → Relax
B. VT
1. (lit) → dar un masaje a
2. [+ figures] → maquillar
C. CPD massage parlour, massage parlor (US) N (lit) → sala f de masaje (euph) → sala f de relax

massage

[ˈmæsɑːʒ ˈmæsɑːdʒ]
nmassage m
to give sb a massage → faire un massage à qn
vt
[+ person, back, foot, hand, head] → masser
She continued massaging his right foot → Elle continuait à masser son pied droit.
[+ statistics, figures] → maquiller
modif [therapy, technique] → de massage; [table, oil] → de massagemassage parlour (British) massage parlor (US) nsalon m de massagemass destruction ndestruction f massive

massage

nMassage f
vtmassieren

massage

[ˈmæsɑːʒ]
1. nmassaggio
2. vtmassaggiare

massage

(ˈmӕsaːʒ) , ((American) məˈsa:ʒ) verb
to treat (a person's body or part of it) by rubbing etc to ease and remove pain or stiffness. She massaged my sore back.
noun
(a) treatment by massaging. His ankle was treated by massage.
masseur (mӕˈsəː) feminine masseuse (maˈsəːz) , (American also) (məˈsu:z) noun
a person who gives massage.

massage

تَدْلِيكُ masáž massage Massage μασάζ masaje hieronta massage masaža massaggio マッサージ 마사지 massage massasje masaż massagem массаж massage การนวด masaj sự xoa bóp 按摩

mas·sage

n. masaje, proceso de manipulación del cuerpo por medio de fricciones;
cardiac ______ cardíaco de resucitación;
v. dar masaje, sobar.

massage

n masaje m; cardiac — masaje cardíaco; to give a — dar (un) masaje; vt masajear
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