al·go·lag·ni·ac -nē-.ak n one who practices algolagnia

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  • algolagnia — [al΄gō lag′nē ə, al΄gəlag′nē ə] n. [ModL < ALGO + Gr lagneia, lust] abnormal sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or suffering pain; masochism or sadism algolagniac n. algolagnist algolagnic adj …   English World dictionary