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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: sadism + masochism

sadomasochism

noun
     
sa‧do‧mas‧o‧chis‧m [uncountable]
S & M when someone gets sexual pleasure from hurting someone or being hurt
sadomasochist noun [countable]
sadomasochistic adjective

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