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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 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 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 previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

algolagnia (A. Schrenck-Notzing) A paraphilia (sexual perversion) in which sexual excitement or satisfaction is increased by receiving pain (passive algolagnia) or inflicting pain (active algolagnia).

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

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

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

Also called active algolagnia, sexual sadism. Compare masochism. Kinds include anal sadism, oral sadism. See also algolagnia, sadomasochism. sadist / sā′′dist/, a person who is afflicted with or practices sadism. Compare masochist.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

Also called active algolagnia, sexual sadism. Compare masochism. Kinds include anal sadism, oral sadism. See also algolagnia, sadomasochism. sadist / sā′′dist/, a person who is afflicted with or practices sadism. Compare masochist.

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 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 previewDictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment (2007)

Second Edition 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 previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

algolagnia /al'g61ag'né~a/ [Gk, algos, pain, lagneia, lust], a form of sexual perversion characterized by sadism or masochism. algologist /algol'.;jist/, 1. a ...

Google previewInverted Medical Dictionary, Second Edition (1991)

by Bruce C. Carlstedt, Mary J. Stanaszek, Walter F. Stanaszek

lessens desire sexual desire Impaired anaphrodisia sexual desire promoter erotic sexual gratification autoerotism autosexualism masturbation usually by self -manipulation algolagnia increased by inflicting pain coprolagnia increased by the ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

MEDJERDA ruler BEY salt lake CHERGUI, MEIRHIR soldier SPAHI, TURCO, SPAHEE weight ROTL algesis ACHE, PAIN algia, as suffix PAIN algid COLD, CHILLY algolagnia SADISM, MASOCHISM Algonquian friend NETOP Indian ... SAC ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

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

Google previewBob's Dictionary of Big Words (2016)

by Robert Sungenis

algolagnia, n. pleasure in inflicting or experiencing pain; masochism; sadism. Greek: algos: pain + lagneia: lust. algophobia, n. excessive fear of pain.

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The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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