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[al-guh-lag-nee-uh] /ˌæl gəˈlæg ni ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
sexual pleasure derived from enduring or inflicting pain, as in masochism or sadism.
Origin of algolagnia
1900-05; < German Algolagnie, equivalent to algo- algo- + -lagnie < Greek lagneía lust
Related forms
algolagnic, adjective
algolagnist, noun Unabridged
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a perversion in which sexual pleasure is gained from the experience or infliction of pain See also sadism, masochism
Derived Forms
algolagnic, adjective
algolagnist, noun
Word Origin
from ML, from Greek algos pain + lagneiā lust
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algolagnia al·go·lag·ni·a (āl'gō-lāg'nē-ə)
Sexual gratification derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.

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