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algolagnia Syllabification: al·go·lag·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌalɡōˈlaɡnēə/

Definition of algolagnia in English:


Desire for sexual gratification through inflicting pain on oneself or others; sadomasochism.


Early 20th century: coined in German from Greek algos 'pain' + lagneia 'lust'.

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