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mas·sage  audio  (m-säzh, -säj) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body especially to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide sensual stimulation.
  2. An act or instance of such rubbing or kneading.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
mas·saged, mas·sag·ing, mas·sag·es
  1. To give a massage to.
  2. To treat by means of a massage.
  3. To coddle or cajole.
  4. To manipulate (data, for example): Pollsters massaged the numbers to favor their candidate.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from masser, to massage, from Arabic masaa, to stroke, anoint; see m in Semitic roots, or massa, to touch; see m in Semitic roots

OTHER FORMS:
mas·sager(Noun)


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