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.
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- n. sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or experiencing pain
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)