Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sexual gratification derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A physical condition that causes a person to gain sexual pleasure by suffering pain, particularly to erogenous zones.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or experiencing pain

Etymologies

New Latin : algo- + Greek lagneia, lust (from lagnos, lustful; see slēg- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἄλγος (algos, "pain") + λαγνεία ("lust"). (Wiktionary)

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