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[sey-doh-mas-uh-kiz-uh m, -maz-, sad-oh-] /ˌseɪ doʊˈmæs əˌkɪz əm, -ˈmæz-, ˌsæd oʊ-/
interaction, especially sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain.
gratification, especially sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain; sadism and masochism combined.
Abbreviation: S-M, S and M.
/ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm; ˌsædəʊ-/
the combination of sadistic and masochistic elements in one person, characterized by both aggressive and submissive periods in relationships with others
sexual practice in which one partner adopts a sadistic role and the other a masochistic one Abbreviation SM, S & M Compare sadism, masochism

sadomasochism sa·do·mas·o·chism (sā’dō-mās’ə-kĭz’əm, sād’ō-)
The perversion of deriving pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from simultaneous sadism and masochism.
sa’do·mas’o·chist n.
sa’do·mas’o·chis’tic adj.


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