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  • n. An instrument for measuring pain-inducing stimuli, and the sensitivity to such stimuli

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring sensations of pain due to pressure. It has a piston rod with a blunted tip which is pressed against the skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument used in psychophysical determinations of the stimulus limen and differential limen of cutaneous or muscular pain. Also algesimeter.

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

  • n. device for measuring pain caused by pressure


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  • - taking sexual pleasure in inflicting or enduring pain. algolagnic, algometer



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