Definition of algolagnia in English:

algolagnia

noun

Psychiatry
  • [mass noun] Desire for sexual gratification through inflicting pain on oneself or others; sadomasochism.

    flogging, whipping, beating, scourging, lashing, birching, switching, tanning, strapping, belting, caning, thrashing, flailing, flaying, welting, horsewhipping, spanking
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

algolagnia

/ˌalɡə(ʊ)ˈlaɡnɪə/