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massage

mas·sage

massage

 
 
pronunciation:
m sazh [or] m saj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a treatment of the body that involves rubbing, kneading, and stroking to improve circulation, ease stiffness, or provide relaxation.
synonyms:
rubdown
similar words:
manipulation, Rolfing, rub, rubbing, shiatsu
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: massaged, massages, massaging
definition: to treat by rubbing, stroking, or kneading the body; give a massage to.
 
synonyms:
knead
similar words:
caress, manipulate, rub, stroke
derivation: massager (n.)
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