algolagnic

algolagnia

[al-guh-lag-nee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
sexual pleasure derived from enduring or inflicting pain, as in masochism or sadism.

Origin:
1900–05; < German Algolagnie, equivalent to algo- algo- + -lagnie < Greek lagneía lust

algolagnic, adjective
algolagnist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To algolagnic
Collins
World English Dictionary
algolagnia (ˌælɡəˈlæɡnɪə)
 
n
sadism See also masochism a perversion in which sexual pleasure is gained from the experience or infliction of pain
 
[from ML, from Greek algos pain + lagneiā lust]
 
algo'lagnic
 
adj
 
algo'lagnist
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

algolagnia al·go·lag·ni·a (āl'gō-lāg'nē-ə)
n.
Sexual gratification derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature