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sadomasochism

 [sa″do-mas´ah-kizm]
a state characterized by both sadistic and masochistic tendencies. adj., adj sadomasochis´�tic.

sa·do·mas·o·chism

(sā'dō-mas'ŏ-kizm, sad-o-),
A form of perversion marked by enjoyment of cruelty and/or humiliation in its received or active and/or dispensed and passive forms.
[sadism + masochism]

sadomasochism

/sa·do·ma·so·chism/ (sa″do-mas´o-kizm) a state characterized by both sadistic and masochistic tendencies.sadomasochis´tic

sadomasochism

(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 mental pain or suffering.

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

sadomasochism

[sā′dōmas′əkiz′əm]
Etymology: Marquis de Sade; Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian author, 1836-1895
a personality disorder characterized by traits of sadism and masochism. See also algolagnia, masochism, sadism.

sadomasochism

S/M Psychiatry A popular term for the coexistence of sadism and masochism either as 1 An integral part of sexuoeroticism. See Paraphilia, Sexual deviancy or 2 A component of a person's personality profile, where passive and submissive–masochistic attitudes coexist with aggressive and cruel–sadistic attitudes. See Passive-aggressive personality disorder.

sa·do·mas·o·chism

(sā'dō-mas'ŏ-kizm)
A form of perversion marked by enjoyment of cruelty and humiliation, both received and dispensed.
[sadism + masochism]

sadomasochism

A sexual deviation in which arousal is achieved by inflicting pain (SADISM) or by experiencing pain or abuse of various kinds (MASOCHISM).

Sade,

Donatien Alphonse François, Comte de, French soldier, writer, and libertine, 1740-1814.
sadism - a form of perversion in which a person finds pleasure in inflicting abuse and maltreatment.
sadist - one who practices sadism.
sadomasochism - a form of perversion marked by enjoyment of cruelty and/or humiliation in its received or active and/or dispensed and passive form.
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