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Definition of the noun algophilia

What does algophilia mean as a name of something?


  1. sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or experiencing pain
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of algophilia: algolagnia
    • more generic term: sexual pleasure = pleasure derived from sexual activities

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Algophilia

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Google previewDictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

algophilia masochism. alienation An actual state and/or perceived feeling that one is separate and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

Also called algophilia. [From Greek algos pain + lagneia lust + -ia indicating a condition or quality] algorithm n. Any well-defined computational procedure that takes a value or set of values as input and, after a finite sequence of computational ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

algophilia. A synonym for ALGOLAGNIA. algophobia. A morbid fear of pain. algorithm. A finite sequence of operations which ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Lunacy (1993)

by Thomas Szasz

algophilia (1. of pain) Anglophile (1. of England and things English) audiophile (1. of high-fidelity sound equipment and recordings on ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

mimicry: echomimia, echopraxia, philomimesia infant, infant role: autonepiophilia, infantilism, nepiophilia injury, pain: algolagnia, algophilia (not necessarily sexual); biastophilia; castrophilia (castration); flagellomania ( whipping); humiliation ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

algophilia /ăl'go fil'é o/ pleasure derived from the thought of pain experienced ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1915)

algophilia (al-go-fil'e- ah). See aleophily. algophily (al-Rof'il-e) [Gr. 4X705 pain + yxXeu' to love]. Sexual perversion marked by a desire for experiencing pain. ALKALESCENT ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

SYN algophilia (2) [algo- + G. lagneia, lust] al-gom-e-ter (al-gom'é-ter) syN algesiometer. [algo- + G. metron, measure] al-go-phil-ia (al-gö-fil'é-ä) 1. Pleasure experienced in the thought of pain in others or in oneself. 2. SYN algolagnia. [ algo- + ...

Google previewWorld Dictionary of Foreign Expressions (1999)

A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie

algophilia n. [Neo-Gk. from Gk. algo(s) pain (2); philia fondness (1): fondness of pain.] Psychology. Abnormal pleasure in the ...

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