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masochist

 [mas´o-kist]
a person exhibiting or characterized by masochism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mas·och·ist

(mas'ō-kist),
The passive party in the practice of masochism.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

masochist

Psychology
A person who obtains a primary or secondary gain from tolerating mental abuse from those in his or her circle of contact.

Sexology
A paraphilic person who practises sexual masochism, in which sexuoeroticism hinges on physical punishment and/or emotional humiliation.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

mas·och·ist

(mas'ŏ-kist)
The passive party in masochistic activity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Sacher-Masoch,

Leopold von, Austrian attorney and writer, 1836-1895.
masochism - a form of perversion in which a person experiences pleasure in being abused, humiliated, or mistreated.
masochist - the passive party in the practice of masochism.
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