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See also: Massage
From French massage (noun), from masser (“to massage”) (borrowed around the end of the 18th century from Arabic مَسَّ (massa, “feel, touch”), or from Portuguese amassar) + -age. Cognate to German massieren.
- (General American) IPA(key): /məˈsɑʒ/, /məˈsɑd͡ʒ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmæsɑː(d)ʒ/, /məˈsɑ(d)ʒ/
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- 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.
- 2014, Gary Vitacco-Robles, Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 2 1956-1962 AND Beyond:
- During the long lapses in work common with on-location productions, Marilyn would silently meditate as Roberts provided a shoulder massage.
rubbing, kneading, or hitting muscled part of a body
- (transitive) To rub and knead (someone's body or a part of a body), to perform a massage on (somebody).
- 2010 January 11, Julian Kaye, Massage Therapy:
- So after massaging a nude woman while being nude or nearly nude myself, sex is a natural way to end things.
- (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, published 2003, page 118:
- News relating to public disturbances was systematically massaged [...].
- 2008 May 22, Patrick Wintour, Steven Morris, The Guardian, page 3:
- The Conservatives have massaged expectations down by saying they would be delighted with a majority of 1,000 [...]
- (transitive) To falsify (data or accounts).
to perform a massage on somebody
to manipulate data or a document
- physical massage
- masseur m
massage m (plural massages)
- physical massage
- → Arabic: مَسَاج (masāj)
- → Catalan: massatge
- → Czech: masáž
- → Dutch: massage
- → English: massage
- → Esperanto: masaĝo
- → Estonian: massaaž
- → German: Massage
- → Italian: massaggio
- → Khmer: ម៉ាស្សា (maahsaa)
- → Macedonian: маса́жа (masáža)
- → Northern Kurdish: masaj
- → Polish: masaż
- → Portuguese: massagem
- → Romanian: masaj
- → Russian: масса́ж (massáž)
- → Mongolian: массаж (massaž)
- → Spanish: masaje
- → Swedish: massage
- → Turkish: masaj
- “massage”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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