massage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French massage, from masser ‎(to massage) (borrowed around the end of the 18th century from Arabic مَسَّ ‎(massa, feel, touch)) + -age. Cognate to massieren.

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massage ‎(plural massages)

  1. The action of rubbing, kneading or hitting someone's body, to help the person relax, prepare for muscular action (as in contact sports) or to relieve aches.
    Having a massage can have many beneficial effects.

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massage ‎(third-person singular simple present massages, present participle massaging, simple past and past participle massaged)

  1. (transitive) To rub and knead (someone's body or a part of a body), to perform a massage on (somebody).
  2. (transitive) To manipulate (data, a document etc.) to make it more presentable or more convenient to work with.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 118:
      News relating to public disturbances was systematically massaged [...].
    • 2008, Patrick Wintour & Steven Morris, The Guardian, May 22 2008, p. 3:
      The Conservatives have massaged expectations down by saying they would be delighted with a majority of 1,000 [...]
  3. (transitive) To falsify (data or accounts).

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French masseren +‎ -age

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  • IPA(key): /mɑˈsaːʒə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mas‧sa‧ge

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massage f ‎(plural massages, diminutive massagetje n)

  1. physical massage

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French[edit]

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masser +‎ -age

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massage m ‎(plural massages)

  1. physical massage

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Swedish[edit]

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From French massage.

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massage c

  1. massage

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