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Definition: 'Masochism'

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masochism

Type: Term

Pronunciation: mas′ō-kizm, maz′ō-

Definitions:
1. Passive algolagnia; a form of perversion, often sexual in nature, in which a person experiences pleasure in being abused, humiliated, or maltreated.
2. A general orientation in life that personal suffering relieves guilt and leads to a reward.



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