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Definition of "massage" []

  • The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body especially to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide sensual stimulation. (noun)
  • An act or instance of such rubbing or kneading. (noun)
  • To give a massage to. (verb-transitive)
  • To treat by means of a massage. (verb-transitive)
  • To coddle or cajole. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "massage" in a sentence
  • "Had the word massage existed at the time, speakers of English would no doubt have employed it instead to explain what they had seen or experienced."
  • "When you examine the listings for various clinics and spas you can see that the term massage covers a large variety of styles of bodywork."
  • "Partly, I do it because I am curious and because I feel like I need to understand the latest and greatest in health and healing -- and massage is right up there for me."