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sadomasochism

noun [U]     /ˌseɪ.dəʊˈmæs.ə.kɪ.zəm/ US  /ˌsæd.oʊ-/ (abbreviation S & M, SM)
the activity of getting sexual pleasure from sadism and from masochism (= being hurt)Relating to sexual preference sadomasochist     /-kɪst/ noun [C] Relating to sexual preference sadomasochistic     /ˌseɪ.dəʊˌmæs.əˈkɪs.tɪk/ US  /ˌsæd.oʊ-/ adjective Relating to sexual preference
(Definition of sadomasochism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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