Meaning of “sadomasochism” in the English Dictionary

"sadomasochism" in British English

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sadomasochismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌseɪ.dəʊˈmæs.ə.kɪ.zəm/ us /ˌsæd.oʊˈmæs.ə.kɪ.zəm/ abbreviation S & M, SM

the activity of getting sexual pleasure from sadism and from masochism (= being hurt)

sadomasochist
noun [ C ] uk /ˌseɪ.dəʊˈmæs.ə.kɪst/ us /ˌsæd.oʊˈmæs.ə.kɪst/
sadomasochistic
adjective uk /ˌseɪ.dəʊˌmæs.əˈkɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌsæd.oʊˌmæs.əˈkɪs.tɪk/

(Definition of “sadomasochism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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