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Definition of the noun algolagnia

What does algolagnia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: algolagnias

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

Alternative definition of the noun algolagnia


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


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Google previewEclipse (2001)

The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History by Duncan Steel, Paul Davies

Algolagnia is a psychiatric term covering sadism and masochism. ALGOL is an acronym recognized by the computer-literate, stand- ing for ALGOrithmic Language, one of the earliest programming codes. It is Algol, a capitalized proper name, ...

Google previewHistory Of Corporal Punishment (2013)

by Scott,

Algolagnia is a term used by Schrenck-Notzing to include both sadism and masochism as both being interlinked forms of painful lasciviousness. 1 Section 4 of this Act provided for the infliction X PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

Google previewThe Lancet-Clinic (1913)

by Charles H. Castle, M.D.

Algolagnia is the condition of taking erotic gratification in the infliction of pain on others, or the experi— ence of pain inflicted by others. The first type is designated as sadism; the second as masochism, and the two are closely related. Sadism is ...

Google previewDispositions (2008)

Gazing Into the Amazing, Colorful, Global Crystal of Human Life by Ahmed K. Nazir, M.D.

ALGOLAGNIA is a form of sexual perversion characterized by masochism or sadism.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2012)

by Mosby, Inc

also called active algolagnia. (in psychiatry) a psychosexual disorder characterized by the infliction of physical or psychological pain or humiliation on another person, either a consenting or a nonconsenting partner, to achieve sexual ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

also called active algolagnia. (in psychiatry) a psychosexual disorder characterized by the infliction of physical or psychological pain or humiliation on another person, either a consenting or a nonconsenting partner, to achieve sexual ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Also called passive algolagnia. Compare sadism. See also algolagnia, sadomasochism. —masochistic, adj. masochist /mas'6kist/ [Leopold von Sacher- Masoch] , a person who derives pleasure or gratification from masochistic acts or abuse.

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

algolagnia Any psychosexual disorder in which ...

Google previewThe Aldrich Dictionary of Phobias and Other Word Families (2002)

by Chris Aldrich

a medium or obstacle; also transjection unsubjection undoing of dominion or control algolagnia pain alvinolagnia stomachs; a stomach fetish; sexual arousal caused -84- -Lagnia (lust, desire) Examples: algolagnia, anililagnia, urolagnia.

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

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

SYN algolagnia. [algo- + G. phileó, to love] al-go-pho-bia (al-gö-föbe-ä) Abnormal fear of or sensitiveness to pain. [algo- + G. phobos, fear] al-go-rithm (al' gö-rithm) 1. A process consisting of steps, each depending on the outcome of alimentary ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2002)

by Raymond J. Corsini

algolagnia IA. Schrenck-NotzingI A paraphilia Isexual penersionI in which sexual excitemem or satisfaction is increased hy receiving pain Ipassive algolagniaI or inflicting pain Iactive algolagniaI. Sometimes ...

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

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

algolagnia General term for receiving sexual pleasure from pain, whether through masochism or sadism. algophilia masochism. alienation An actual state and/or perceived feeling that one is separate and ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

algolagnia (aI-go-lag' -ni-a): A sexual perversion in which the person achieves sexual gratification from inflicting or experiencing pain; masochism; sadism. algophily (al -gof' ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

comb desire; coition; fetish ( algolagnia, kleptolagnia) lago- [Gr. lagos, hare] comb [zoology] hare (lagopodus, lagotic) -lalia ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

Algolagnia, al-go-lag'-ne- ah.

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