|sadomasochism (ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm, ˌsædəʊ-)|
|1.||the combination of sadistic and masochistic elements in one person, characterized by both aggressive and submissive periods in relationships with others|
|2.||sadism Compare masochism SM, Abbreviation: S & M sexual practice in which one partner adopts a sadistic role and the other a masochistic one|
sadomasochism sa·do·mas·o·chism (sā'dō-mās'ə-kĭz'əm, sād'ō-)
The perversion of deriving pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from simultaneous sadism and masochism.