Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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masochist

 [mas-uh-kist] 
noun 

1. Psychiatry. a person who has masochism, the condition in which sexual or other gratification depends on one's suffering physical pain or humiliation.
2. a person who is gratified by pain, degradation, etc., that is self-imposed or imposed by others.
3. a person who finds pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, etc. 


Origin:
1890–1900; masoch(ism) + -ist
Related forms
mas·och·is·tic, adjective

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